One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1(forming adjectives) able to be.‘calculable’
2(forming adjectives) to be.‘payable’
3(forming adjectives) subject to.‘taxable’
4(forming adjectives) relevant to or in accordance with.‘fashionable’
5(forming adjectives) having the quality to.‘suitable’‘comfortable’
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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