predictable etymology

English word predictable comes from English -able, English predict

Detailed word origin of predictable

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.
predict English (eng) (obsolete) A prediction. (intransitive) To make predictions.. (transitive) To make a prediction: to forecast, foretell, or estimate a future event on the basis of knowledge and reasoning; to prophesy a future event on the basis of mystical knowledge or power.. (transitive, military, rare) To direct a ranged weapon against a target by means of a predictor.. (transitive, of theories, laws, [...]
predictable English (eng) Able to be predicted.

Words with the same origin as predictable

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