probable etymology

French word probable comes from Proto-Indo-European *pr̥-, Proto-Indo-European *bhu-, and later Latin probabilior (Likelier, more probable.)

Detailed word origin of probable

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*pr̥- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*bhu- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*pro-bhwo- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
probus Latin (lat) (morally) upright, honest, virtuous. Good, serviceable, excellent, superior, able.
probo Latin (lat) I acquit, exonerate. I approve, commend. I demonstrate, prove. I test, inspect.
probabilior Latin (lat) Likelier, more probable.
probable French (fra) Probable (all meanings).

Words with the same origin as probable

Descendants of *bhu-
approbatif approbativement approbativité approuver improbe preuve probabilisme probité prouvable prouvablement prouver