Meaning of -AN in English


I. noun suffix or -ian; also -ean Etymology: ~ & -ian from Middle English ~, -ian, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French -ien, from Latin -ianus, from -i- + ~us, from ~us, adjective suffix; -ean from such words as Mediterranean, European one that is of or relating to , one skilled in or specializing in , II. adjective suffix or -ian; also -ean of or belonging to , characteristic of ; resembling , III. noun suffix Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary ~, ~e, alteration of -ene, -ine, & -one unsaturated organic compound , anhydride of a carbohydrate

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