effable

[ ef-uh-buh l ]
/ ˈɛf ə bəl /
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adjective

utterable; expressible.

Origin of effable

1630–40; < French < Latin effābilis, equivalent to eff(ārī) to speak out (ef- ef- + fārī to speak) + -ābilis -able
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effable

/ (ˈɛfəbəl) /

adjective

archaic capable of being expressed in words

Word Origin for effable

C17: from Old French, from Late Latin effābilis, from Latin effārī, from ex- out + fārī to speak
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