fac·​ta·​ble | \ ˈfakˌtābəl \
plural -s

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First Known Use of factable

1849, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for factable

alteration of earlier fractable, fract table, from Latin fractus (past participle of frangere to break) + English table

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The first known use of factable was in 1849

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“Factable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/factable. Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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