[en-doo r-uh-buh l, -dyoo r-]

Origin of endurable

First recorded in 1600–10; endure + -able
Related formsen·dur·a·bil·i·ty, en·dur·a·ble·ness, nounen·dur·a·bly, adverbnon·en·dur·a·ble, adjectiveun·en·dur·a·bil·i·ty, adjectiveun·en·dur·a·ble, adjectiveun·en·dur·a·ble·ness, nounun·en·dur·a·bly, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Word Origin and History for endurability



c.1600, "able to endure," from endure + -able. Meaning "able to be endured" is from c.1800. Related: Endurably.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper