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252. Adjectives expressing passive qualities, but occasionally active, are formed by means of the suffixes—

-ilis, -bilis, -ius, -tilis (-silis)

Note.--Of these, -ius is primary, but is also used as secondary (cf. § 241. b. N.). -ilis is both primary (as in agilis, fragilis) and secondary (as in similis, like, cf. ὅμος, ὅμαλος, English same); -bilis is in some way related to -bulum and -brum (§ 240. N.); in -tilis and -silis, -lis is added to to- (so-), stem of the perfect participle: as, fossilis, dug up (from fossus, dug); volātilis, winged (from volātus, flight).

frag-ilis, frail; frangere (FRAG), to break.
-bilis, well known, famous; nōscere (GNO), to know.
exim-ius, choice, rare (cf. ē-greg-ius ); eximere, to take out, select.
ag-ilis, active; agere, to drive.
hab-ilis, handy; habēre, to hold.
al-tilis, fattened (see note); alere, to nourish.

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