patible

noun
pat·i·ble | \ ˈpatəbəl \
plural -s

Definition of patible 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: the transom of a cross

patible

adjective
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Definition of patible (Entry 2 of 2)

archaic

: capable of suffering or of being acted on

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History and Etymology for patible

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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