valuable etymology

English word valuable comes from English -able, English value

Detailed word origin of valuable

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.
value English (eng) (arts) The relative darkness or lightness of a color in (a specific area of) a painting etc.. (in the plural) The valuable ingredients to be obtained by treating a mass or compound; specifically, the precious metals contained in rock, gravel, etc.. (music) The relative duration of a musical note.. (obsolete) Esteem; regard.. (obsolete) valour; also spelled valew. (uncountable) The degree of [...]
valuable English (eng) Estimable; deserving esteem.. Having a great value. A personal possession such as jewellery, of relatively great monetary value; — usually used in plural form.

Words with the same origin as valuable

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