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Такође погледајте: Able и -able



способан (српски, lat. sposoban)


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Од Средњи Енглески able, од Old Northern French able, variant of Стари Француски abile, habile

, од Латински habilis (easily managed, held, or handled; apt; skillful), од habeō (have, possess) +‎ -ibilis.


able (comparative abler, superlative ablest)

  1. (obsolete, passive) Easy to use. [Attested from around (1350 to 1470) until the mid 18th century.][1]
    • 1710, Thomas Betterton, The life of Mr. Thomas Betterton, the late eminent tragedian.:
      As the hands are the most habil parts of the body...
  2. (obsolete, passive) Suitable; competent. [Attested from around (1350 to 1470) until the late 18th century.][1]
    • 2006, Jon L. Wakelyn, America's Founding Charters: Primary Documents of Colonial and Revolutionary Era Governance, volume 1, Greenwood Publishing Group, strana 212:
      [] and for every able man servant that he or she shall carry or send armed and provided as aforesaid, ninety acres of land of like measure.
  3. (obsolete, dialectal, passive) Liable to. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470).][1]
  4. Having the necessary powers or the needed resources to accomplish a task. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470).][1]
  5. Free from constraints preventing completion of task; permitted to; not prevented from. [First attested from around 1350 to 1470).][1]
    I’ll see you as soon as I’m able.
    With that obstacle removed, I am now able to proceed with my plan.
    I’m only able to visit you when I have other work here.
    That cliff is able to be climbed.
  6. (obsolete, dialectal) Having the physical strength; robust; healthy. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470).][1]
    After the past week of forced marches, only half the men are fully able.
  7. (obsolete) Rich; well-to-do. [Attested from the mid 16th century until the late 19th century.][1]
    He was born to an able family.
  8. Gifted with skill, intelligence, knowledge, or competence. [First attested in the mid 16th century.][1]
    The chairman was also an able sailor.
  9. (law) Legally qualified or competent. [First attested in the early 18th century.][1]
    He is able to practice law in six states.
  10. (nautical) Capable of performing all the requisite duties; as an able seaman. [First attested in the late 18th century.][1]
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