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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English potable, from Old French potable, from Latin pōtābilis, from pōtō (I drink).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpəʊ.tə.b(ə)l/, /ˈpɒt.ə.b(ə)l/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈpoʊ.tə.b(ə)l/, /ˈpɑt.ə.b(ə)l/

AdjectiveEdit

potable (comparative more potable, superlative most potable)

  1. Good for drinking without fear of poisoning or disease.

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NounEdit

potable (plural potables)

  1. Any drinkable liquid; a beverage.
    • John Philips
      When solar beams / Parch thirsty human veins, the damask'd meads, / Unforc'd display ten thousand painted flow'rs / Useful in potables.

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AsturianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

potable (epicene, plural potables)

  1. potable (good for drinking)

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin pōtābilis.

AdjectiveEdit

potable (masculine and feminine plural potables)

  1. potable

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin potabilis (verb: potare "to drink").

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /pɔ.tabl/
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AdjectiveEdit

potable (plural potables)

  1. potable
  2. (colloquial) OK, passable.
    • Tu penses quoi de la meuf de ton frère ? Potable, sans plus.

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Middle EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Old French potable, from Latin pōtābilis.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /pɔˈtaːbəl/, /pɔːˈtaːbəl/

AdjectiveEdit

potable (rare, Late ME)

  1. Suitable for drinking; potable.

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Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin pōtābilis.

AdjectiveEdit

potable m (oblique and nominative feminine singular potable)

  1. potable

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin pōtābilis.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /poˈtable/, [poˈt̪aβle]

AdjectiveEdit

potable (plural potables)

  1. potable

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit