-ble


variant of -able (soluble); occurring first in words of Latin origin that came into English through French, later in words taken directly from Latin.

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Which of the following words means “to travel or journey, especially to walk on foot”?

Origin of -ble

Middle English < Old French < Latin -bilem, accusative of -bilis (masculine and feminine) or < -bile (neuter) adj. suffix
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