English word dependable comes from English -able, English depend.
Dependable detailed word origin explanation
|-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. |
|depend || English (eng) ||(archaic) To be pending; to be undetermined or undecided.. (intransitive, followed by on or upon, formerly also by of) To be contingent or conditioned; to have something as a necessary condition; to hinge on.. (now, literary) To hang down; to be sustained by being fastened or attached to something above.. (intransitive, followed by on or upon) To trust; to have confidence; to rely. |
|dependable || English (eng) ||A reliable person or thing. Able, or easily able to be depended on. |
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