ableness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From able +‎ -ness

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ableness (usually uncountable, plural ablenesses)

  1. (uncountable, now rare) Ability of body or mind; power; force; vigor. [First attested from around 1350 to 1470.][1]
  2. (countable) The state of being able.

References[edit]

  1. ^ “ableness” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-19-860457-0, page 5.

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