Last modified on 27 November 2014, at 14:24

-ien

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

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


Middle FrenchEdit

Examples

Patricien

EtymologyEdit

From Latin -ianus, from -anus.

SuffixEdit

-ien (feminine equivalent -ienne)

  1. -ian

Old FrenchEdit

Examples

Surgien
Citeien

EtymologyEdit

From Latin -ianus, from -anus.

SuffixEdit

-ien (feminine equivalent -iene or -ienne)

  1. -ian