Dependable etymology


English word dependable comes from English -able, English depend

Etymology of dependable

Detailed word origin of dependable

Dictionary entry Language Definition
-able English (en) Able to be done; fit to be done.. An adjectival suffix; forms adjectives meaning:. Due to be.. Giving, or inclined to.. Relevant to or suitable to, in accordance with.. Subject to.
depend English (en) (archaic) To be pending; to be undetermined or undecided.. (intransitive, followed by on or upon, formerly also by of) To be contingent or conditioned; to have something as a necessary condition; to hinge on.. (now, literary) To hang down; to be sustained by being fastened or attached to something above.. (intransitive, followed by on or upon) To trust; to have confidence; to rely.
dependable English (en) A reliable person or thing. Able, or easily able to be depended on.

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