See also: ien

BretonEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cognate to Welsh -ion, Cornish -yon.

SuffixEdit

-ien

  1. Noun pluralization suffix; sometimes with vocalic ablaut in the pluralized noun
    • lenner (reader) → lennerien (readers)
    • mab (son) → mibien (sons)

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin -ianus, from -anus. Cognate to French -ain and -an.

SuffixEdit

-ien m (feminine -ienne)

  1. Denotes where something or someone is from; -ian.
    Parisparisien (Parisian)
    Californiecalifornien (Californian)

Derived termsEdit

Last modified on 7 February 2014, at 07:57