-able etymology

English word -able comes from Old French -able

Detailed word origin of -able

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-able Old French (fro) -ing, creating an effect, an influence. Worthy of, deserving of.
-able English (eng) Able to be done; fit to be done.. An adjectival suffix; forms adjectives meaning:. Due to be.. Giving, or inclined to.. Relevant to or suitable to, in accordance with.. Subject to.

Words with the same origin as -able

Descendants of -able
adorable adorbs adorkable affair defease defeat fair fairdom fairgrounds fairheaded fairlead fairling fairminded fairway feasance feasibility feasible funfair hyperfair malfeasor profitability profitable semblability semblable semblance