variant of -able, occurring in words borrowed from Latin (credible; horrible; visible), or modeled on the Latin type (reducible).
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Origin of -ible
< Latin -ibil(is) or -ībil(is), equivalent to -i- or -ī- thematic vowel + -bilis -ble
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suffix forming adjectives
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suffix forming adjectives from verbs, borrowed in Middle English from Old French -ible and directly from Latin -ibilis; see -able.
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