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See also: ian, Ian, ían, iän, -ían, -յան, and Ian.

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EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin -ānus, which forms adjectives of belonging or origin from a noun.

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-ian

  1. (as an adjective) From, related to, or like.
  2. (as a noun) One from, belonging to, relating to, or like.
  3. (as a noun) Having a certain profession.

Usage notesEdit

  • When males with a profession are distinguished from females, males are -ian, females -ienne.

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Derived termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

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AnagramsEdit


Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

By syncope from earlier *-ōjan, a northern Ingvaeonic innovated form of Proto-Germanic *-ōną.

SuffixEdit

-ian

  1. Forms verbs from nouns and adjectives.

InflectionEdit

Derived termsEdit



Old SaxonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *-ijaną.

SuffixEdit

-ian

  1. used to form the infinitive of class 1 weak verbs (as well as a few strong verbs also ending in -ian like biddian or liggian, and class 3 weak verbs)
    wekkian "to awake" (class 1 weak verbs)
    seggian "to say" (class 3 weak verbs)