See also: ianus and Ianus

Latin edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

Perhaps from -i(us) +‎ -ānus. Compare Proto-Slavic *-janъ.

Pronunciation edit

Suffix edit

-iānus (feminine -iāna, neuter -iānum); first/second-declension suffix

  1. Enlarged form of -ānus, especially frequent in adjectives formed from proper names.
    Catullus + -iānusCatulliānus
    Cicerō (stem: Cicerōn-) + -iānusCicerōniānus
    Tīrō (stem: Tīrōn-) + -iānusTīrōniānus

Declension edit

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative -iānus -iāna -iānum -iānī -iānae -iāna
Genitive -iānī -iānae -iānī -iānōrum -iānārum -iānōrum
Dative -iānō -iānō -iānīs
Accusative -iānum -iānam -iānum -iānōs -iānās -iāna
Ablative -iānō -iānā -iānō -iānīs
Vocative -iāne -iāna -iānum -iānī -iānae -iāna

Derived terms edit

Descendants edit

  • Catalan: -ià
  • English: -ian
  • French: -ien
  • Italian: -iano
  • Portuguese: -iano
  • Romanian: -ian
  • Spanish: -iano

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