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French word terrible comes from Latin terreo, Latin -ibilis (-able; able or worthy to be (the recipient of an action).).

Terrible etymology ?

Terrible detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
terreo Latin (lat) I deter by terror, scare (away). I frighten, terrify, alarm.
-ibilis Latin (lat) -able; able or worthy to be (the recipient of an action).
terribilis Latin (lat) Frightful, dreadful, terrible.
terrible French (fra) (all senses) terrible. (colloquial) great, excellent.

Words with the same origin as terrible

Descendants of terreo
enfant terrible terreur terriblement terrifier terroriste
Descendants of -ibilis
-ible circonscriptible compressible crédibilité crédible explosible horrible incompressibilité incompressible indiffusible intervertible invisibilité irascible lisibilité lisible possible prévoir réflexible répréhensible submersible visibilité visible