Other Word Forms of Supple
Origin of Supple
From Middle English souple, from Old French souple, soupple (“soft, lithe, yielding"), from Latin supplic-, supplex (“suppliant, submissive, kneeling"), of uncertain formation. Either from sub + plicō (“bend") (compare complex), or from sub + plācō (“placate"). More at sub-, placate.
Middle English souple from Old French from Latin supplex suppliant plāk-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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