accountable etymology

English word accountable comes from English -able, English account

Detailed word origin of accountable

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-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.
account English (eng) (accounting) A registry of pecuniary transactions; a written or printed statement of business dealings or debts and credits, and also of other things subjected to a reckoning or review. (archaic) A reckoning; computation; calculation; enumeration; a record of some reckoning.. (banking) A sum of money deposited at a bank and subject to withdrawal.. (business) A business relationship involving [...]
accountable English (eng) (rare) Capable of being accounted for; explicable; explainable.. Being answerable for.. Being liable for.. Having accountability (individuals have accountability); answerable.. Liable to be called on to render an account. Requiring accountability (property or funds require accountability).

Words with the same origin as accountable

Descendants of -able
available dependable disposable enjoyable fashionable lovable predictable regrettable remarkable valuable