- utterable; expressible.
Origin of effable
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We have architects and no tects; there are things which are ineffable and none which are effable.
- 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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1630s, from French effable, from Latin effabilis, from effari "to utter" (see ineffable). Now obsolete or archaic.
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