-able

I. suffix

1. forming adjectives meaning:
2. able to be

calculable.
3. due to be

payable.
4. subject to

taxable.
5. relevant to or in accordance with

fashionable.
6. having the quality to

suitable
comfortable.
– origin from French -able or Latin -abilis; originally found in words only from these forms but later used to form adjectives directly from English verbs ending in -ate, e.g. educable from educate; subsequently used to form adjectives from verbs of all types (influenced by the unrelated word able), e.g. bearable, saleable.

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