capable etymology

English word capable comes from Late Latin capābilis

Detailed word origin of capable

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
capābilis Late Latin (LL)
capable Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm)
capable English (eng) (obsolete) Of sufficient capacity or size for holding, containing, receiving or taking in. Construed with of, for or an infinitive.. Able and efficient; having the ability needed for a specific task; having the disposition to do something; permitting or being susceptible to something.

Words with the same origin as capable

Descendants of capābilis
capability