前缀af-同ad-, 去，往，在f 开头辅音词根前同化为af. -fable来自词根bha, 说话，同phone, fame 等。
- affable:  The Latin original of affable, affābilis, meant ‘easy to speak to’. It was formed from the verb āffārī ‘speak to’, which in turn was derived from the prefix ad- ‘to’ and fārī ‘speak’ (the source of fable, fame, and fate). It reached English via Old French affable.
=> fable, fame, fate
- affable (adj.)
- late 15c., from Old French afable (14c.), from Latin affabilis "approachable, courteous, kind, friendly," literally "who can be (easily) spoken to," from affari "to speak to," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + fari "to speak," from PIE root *bha- (2) "to speak, tell, say" (see fame (n.)). Related: Affably.
- 1. Mr Brooke is an extremely affable and approachable man.
- 2. Forrest was normally mild-mannered, affable, and untalkative.
- 3. Murray was an affable, free-spirited man.
- 4. He is an affable man, always willing to stop and talk.
- 他是一个和蔼的人, 总是乐于停下来与人交谈.
- 5. The chairman was quite affable at the meeting.
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