Other Word Forms of Sable
Origin of Sable
Attested since 1275, from Middle English, from Old French sable and martre sable (“sable martin"), in reference to the animal or its fur; from Middle Low German sabel (compare Middle Dutch sabel, Middle High German zobel); ultimately from an Old Slavonic or Baltic word (compare Russian соболь (sobolʹ), Polish soból, Czech sobol). Compare also Persian samōr.
Middle English from Old French from Middle Low German sabel from Old Russian sobol' ultimately from Persian samōr
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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