Meaning of -EAN in English


I. -an / ə n/ AmE ( also -ean , -ian ) suffix

[ Language: Old French ; Origin: -en , from Latin -anus ]

1 . [in adjectives and nouns] someone or something of, from, or connected with a particular thing, place, or person:



2 . [in nouns] someone skilled in or studying a particular subject:

a historian (=someone who studies history)

II. -ean /iən/ BrE AmE suffix [in adjectives and nouns]

another form of the ↑ suffix ↑ -an :

Keynesean economics (=according to the ideas of Keynes)

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