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See also: bilis and bílis

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Italic *-ðlis, from Proto-Indo-European i-stem form *-dʰli- of *-dʰlom (instrumental suffix). Akin to -bulum.

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-bilis m or f (neuter -bile); third declension

  1. -(a)ble; used to form an adjective, usually from a verb, indicating a capacity or worth of being acted upon.

Usage notesEdit

The suffix -bilis is added to a verb to form an adjective noun of relationship to that verb.

Examples:
stabilis (stable), from stō (stand)
habilis (handy, skillful), from habeō (to have) (with haplology, for *habibilis)
nūbilis (marriageable), from nūbō (to marry) (with haplology, for *nūbibilis)

DeclensionEdit

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
Nominative -bilis -bile -bilēs -bilia
Genitive -bilis -bilis -bilium -bilium
Dative -bilī -bilī -bilibus -bilibus
Accusative -bilem -bile -bilēs, -bilīs -bilia
Ablative -bilī -bilī -bilibus -bilibus
Vocative -bilis -bile -bilēs -bilia

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