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EtymologyEdit

From Latin -ānus, which forms adjectives from nouns with the sense of "belonging to" or "origin from". Doublet of English -an.

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-ane

  1. Variant of -an, usually with differentiation (germane, humane, urbane), but sometimes alone (mundane).[1]
  2. (organic chemistry) A saturated hydrocarbon; an alkane.
  3. (chemistry) A simple binary compound of hydrogen and a nonmetal or metalloid.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "-ane" in The concise Oxford dictionary of current English, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1919.

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LatinEdit

ManxEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish -án.

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-ane m

  1. A suffix used to derives instruments, diminutives, and other nouns from primary nouns in Manx.
    mair (finger) + ‎-ane → ‎mairane (thimble)
    mooar (big) + ‎-ane → ‎mooarane (a large amount, many, much)
    shirgey (mummification) + ‎-ane → ‎shirgane (mummy)
    tonn (wave) + ‎-ane → ‎tonnane (ripple, wavelet)

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

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-ane m, f

  1. Used to form regular definite plurals of most masculine nouns.
    Ein båt, alle båtane.
    A boat; all the boats.
  2. Used to form regular definite plurals of some feminine nouns.
    Ei dronning, alle dronningane.
    A queen; all the queens.

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ZuluEdit

EtymologyEdit

A variant of -ana.

SuffixEdit

-ane

  1. Noun diminutive suffix, creates a noun meaning something smaller or younger, or a small amount.
  2. Adjective diminutive suffix, creates an adjective meaning "somewhat", "rather".
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