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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English arable, from Old French arable, from Latin arābilis, formed from arō (plow) + -bilis (able to be). Cognate with earable (arable).

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arable (comparative more arable, superlative most arable)

  1. (agriculture, of land) Able to be plowed or tilled, capable of growing crops (traditionally contrasted with pasturable lands such as heaths).
  2. (agriculture, NGO jargon, of land) Under cultivation (within any quinquennial period) for the production of crops sown and harvested within the same agricultural year (contrasted with permanently-cropped lands such as orchards).

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French arable, from Latin arābilis.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /a.ʁabl/
  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

arable (plural arables)

  1. arable

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Old French arable, borrowed itself from Latin arābilis.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /arˈaːbəl/, /ɛːrˈaːbəl/

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arable

  1. (Late Middle English) arable

DescendantsEdit

  • English: arable, earable

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Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin arābilis.

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arable m (oblique and nominative feminine singular arable)

  1. arable

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin arābilis.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /aˈɾable/, [aˈɾaβle]

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arable (plural arables)

  1. arable

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