-abel

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See also: abel, Abel, Ábel, Abèl, abel', and -ábel

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin -ābilis.

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-abel

  1. -able, -ible
    Synonym: -bar

Usage notes[edit]

  • The suffix is somewhat productive in German, but only with Latinate stems. The generally applicable suffix is -bar. Sometimes both forms are in use, e.g. deklinabel and deklinierbar.
  • As generally with adjective in -el, the -e- is dropped before inflections (thus -able etc. instead of -abele).

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin -ābilis, via many words deriving from French -able (able), from Middle French -able, from Old French -able. Also see the related suffix -ibel.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑːbəl/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -əl
  • Hyphenation: ab‧el

Suffix[edit]

-abel (Neuter singular -abelt, definite singular and plural -able).

  1. -able (used for forming adjectives which are capable of performing or being the subject of a specified action)
    akseptabel, diskutabel, risikabel, tolerabel
    acceptable, debatable, risky, tolerable
    Synonym: -bar
  2. -able (used for forming adjectives which have a certain quality or a certain character)
    formidabel, komfortabel, kapabel, laudabel, miserabel
    formidable, comfortable, capable, laudable, miserable
  3. (humorous) -able (used for forming adjectives which have the prospect of becoming or being made the first term expression)
    doktorabel, professorabel
    doctoral, professorable

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin -abilis

Suffix[edit]

-abel

  1. -able (used for forming adjectives)

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