- admitting of passage or entrance; permeable: pervious soil.
- open or accessible to reason, feeling, argument, etc.
Origin of pervious
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- able to be penetrated; permeable
- receptive to new ideas; open-minded
Word Origin for pervious
C17: from Latin pervius, from per- (through) + via a way
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
"penetrable, accessible, permeable," 1610s, from Latin pervius "that may be passed through" (see impervious).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Open to passage or entrance; permeable.
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