patible

1 of 2

noun

pat·​i·​ble
ˈpatəbəl
plural -s
: the transom of a cross

patible

2 of 2

adjective

"
archaic
: capable of suffering or of being acted on

Word History

Etymology

Noun

Latin patibulum fork-shaped yoke for the punishment of criminals, fork-shaped gibbet, from patēre to be open, stretch out + -ibulum, suffix used to denote instrumentality

Adjective

Latin patibilis, from pati to bear, undergo + -ibilis -ible

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“Patible.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/patible. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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