Word Sums (6)

ab + omin + able --> abominable

ab + omin + ably --> abominably

ab + omin + ate --> abominate

ab + omin + ate + ion --> abomination

omin + ous --> ominous

omin + ous + ly --> ominously

 

abominable meaning (adjective):

  • Deserving or causing disgust
  • Very disagreeable or unpleasant

 

Word Sum Hypothesis:

 

abominable → ab + omin + able

 

Prefix:  ab-  meaning from Latin: “source, origin, relation to, in consequence of” 

Bound Base:  omin,  stem of Latin <omen> “foreboding”

Suffix:  -able,  meaning from French / Latin: “full of, causing”

 

Related Words (Word Family):

abominable

abominably

abominate

abomination

ominous

ominously

 

Sounds that matter:

Final silent <e> marks syllabicity of <l> in final <le>: buckle, handle, steeple, table

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