- that can be molded; plastic
- formed of molded clay, earth, etc.
- of pottery or ceramics
Origin of fictileClassical Latin fictilis from past participle of fingere: see fiction
- a. Capable of being molded; plastic.b. Formed of a moldable substance, such as clay or earth.
- Of or relating to earthenware or pottery.
Origin of fictileLatin fictilis made of clay from fictus past participle of fingere to mold ; see dheigh- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more fictile, superlative most fictile)
Latin fictilus, from fictus (from fingere (“to shape, form, devise”)) + -ilis