Homophones for abele, able

abele / able [ˈeibəl]

abele – n. – a white poplar tree, Populus alba

able – adj., adv., n. and v. – adj., adv. & n. – capable of; v. – to be capable, to have the power, skill



Abele is thought to have come from the Latin 'abellus' used for the white poplar or simply from 'albus' meaning white. Its commonly found in several European languages and just how and when it entered English is unknown.


There's nothing placid or stationary about this word. Able, also descended from Latin 'abilis' or 'habilis' gives the meaning of capacity and strength. It forms a strong word in English and can be found alone or as part of other words.