pregnable

pregnable

[preg-nuh-buhl]
adjective
1.
capable of being taken or won by force: a pregnable fortress.
2.
open to attack; assailable: a pregnable argument.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English prenable < Middle French prenable, pregnable, equivalent to pren- (weak stem of prendre to seize, take < Latin pre(he)ndere; see prehension) + -able -able; -g- perhaps from obsolete expugnable (in same sense)

pregnability, noun
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pregnable (ˈprɛɡnəbəl)
 
adj
capable of being assailed or captured
 
[C15 prenable, from Old French prendre to take, from Latin prehendere to lay hold of, catch]
 
pregna'bility
 
n

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