generable

[jen-er-uh-buh l]

Origin of generable

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin generābil(is) creative, productive, equivalent to gener(āre) to beget, produce (see gender2) + -ābilis -able
Related formsgen·er·a·bil·i·ty, gen·er·a·ble·ness, nounun·gen·er·a·ble, adjective
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Examples from the Web for generable

Historical Examples of generable

  • It is also ungenerable; for, if generable, there will be a possibility that at some time or other it did not exist.

    Aristotle

    George Grote

  • The generable cosmos, therefore, was generated from the ingenerable Fire.

    Simon Magus

    George Robert Stow Mead

  • Those things which are destructible, are all of them generable and changeable (γεννητὰ καὶ ἀλλοιωτὰ πάντα).

    Aristotle

    George Grote

  • The world moreover was generable, and had been generated from the manifested energy of the Fire.

    Simon Magus

    George Robert Stow Mead


British Dictionary definitions for generable

generable

adjective
  1. able to be generated

Word Origin for generable

C15: from Late Latin generābilis, from Latin generāre to beget
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Word Origin and History for generable
adj.

mid-15c., from Latin generabilis, from generare (see generation).

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