-ible suffix forming adjectives from verbs, borrowed in Middle English from O.Fr. -ible and directly from L. -ibilis; see -ABLE (Cf. -able).

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  • -ible — Suffixe, du lat. ibilis, qui exprime la possibilité d être (lisible, qui peut être lu) et qui sert à former des adjectifs. ⇒ ABLE, IBLE, UBLE, suff. Sert à former des adj. à partir de verbes, exprime la possibilité. I. Suffixe formateur d… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • -ible — 1 V. « ble». 2 Se emplea en algunas desfiguraciones jocosas de las palabras: ‘deshonrible, voquible’. ⇒ *Afijo. * * * ible. suf. V. ‒ble …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • -ible — i*ble See { able}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • -ible — sufijo 1. ble …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • -ible — suf. ☛ V. ‒ble …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • -ible — ► SUFFIX forming adjectives: 1) able to be: defensible. 2) suitable for being: edible. 3) causing: horrible. DERIVATIVES ibility suffix ibly suffix. ORIGIN Latin ibilis …   English terms dictionary

  • -ible — [i bəl, ə bəl] [L ibilis] suffix ABLE: used to form adjectives derived directly from Latin verbs ending in ire or ere [divisible, legible] …   English World dictionary

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  • -ible — suffix forming adjectives meaning that may or may be (see ABLE) (terrible; forcible; possible). Etymology: F ible or L ibilis * * * see able * * * var. of able, occurring in words borrowed from Latin (credible; horrible; …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ible — Infobox UK place country = England static static image caption=Near Grangemill, Ible. latitude = 53.111 longitude = 1.630 map type = Derbyshire official name =Ible population = shire district = Derbyshire Dales shire county = Derbyshire region =… …   Wikipedia

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