capable etymology

French word capable comes from Latin capax, Latin capio (I capture, seize, take. I take in, understand. I take on.)

Detailed word origin of capable

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
capax Latin (lat) Susceptible, capable of, able, apt, fit for.. That can contain or hold much; wide, large, spacious, capacious, roomy.
capio Latin (lat) I capture, seize, take. I take in, understand. I take on.
capabilis Latin (lat) (Late Latin) comprehensible. (Late Latin) intelligent.
capable French (fra) Able, capable.

Words with the same origin as capable

Descendants of capax
capace capacité
Descendants of capio
acceptable accepter achat acheter autour cache caché chasser conception déception décevoir exception excepté occupation occuper occupé participe prince principal recette recevoir réception récupérer