abled etymology

English word abled comes from English able, English trans-

Detailed word origin of abled

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
able English (eng) (legal) Legally qualified or competent. [First attested in the early 18th century.]. (nautical) Capable of performing all the requisite duties; as an able seaman. [First attested in the late 18th century.]. (obsolete) Rich; well-to-do. [Attested from the mid 16th century until the late 19th century.]. (obsolete, dialectal) Having the physical strength; robust; healthy. [First attested from [...]
trans- English (eng) (chemistry) A compound in which two atoms or groups are situated on opposite sides of some plane of symmetry passing through the compound. (Also used without the hyphen as an adjective; see trans.). Across, through, over, beyond, to or on the other side of, outside of.. Transgender or transsexual, or pertaining to those who are transgender or transsexual.
disabled English (eng) (legal) Legally disqualified.. Having a disability, especially physical.. Made incapable of use or action. One who is disabled (often used collectively as the disabled, but sometimes also singular).
abled English (eng) (in combination) Having a range of physical powers as specified. [Late 20th century.].

Words with the same origin as abled

Descendants of able
Down syndrome EPROM ability arguably certifiably conceivably disablism drapetomania expendably fashionably inhibitably laughably mental raliabill ratably reliably remarkably reprovably respectably restorably specifiably unquestionably unreasonably
Descendants of trans-
transbronchial transchromosomic transcontinental transcranial transdimensional transesterification transfolk transgender transgenic transglycosylate translady translocatable transnational transnitrosylate transpass transprimer transresveratrol transriverine transsexual transthoracic transtibial transvaginal transvector transworld