-ability

English

/əˈbɪl.ə.ti/

suffix
Definitions
  • ability, inclination or suitability for a specified function or condition.

Etymology

Inherited from Middle English -ablete borrowed from Middle French -ableté derived from Latin -abilitas.

Origin

Latin
-abilitas
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Timeline of -ability

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Geogrpahic distribution of cognates of -ability

Cognates and derived terms