-abilis

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Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From habilis ‎(proper, apt).

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ābilis m, f ‎(neuter -ābile); third declension

  1. -able; able or worthy to be (the recipient of an action).

Usage notes[edit]

The suffix -ābilis is usually added to first-conjugation verbs to form an adjective denoting passive qualities.

Examples:
amābilis ‎(lovable), from amō ‎(I love)
dūrābilis ‎(durable, lasting), from dūrō ‎(I make hard)
mūtābilis ‎(changeable), from mūtō ‎(I move, alter, change)

Inflection[edit]

Third declension, neuter nominative singular in -e.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative -ābilis -ābile -ābilēs -ābilia
genitive -ābilis -ābilis -ābilium -ābilium
dative -ābilī -ābilī -ābilibus -ābilibus
accusative -ābilem -ābile -ābilēs -ābilia
ablative -ābilī -ābilī -ābilibus -ābilibus
vocative -ābilis -ābile -ābilēs -ābilia

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