See also: ien and iëŋ

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BretonEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cognate to Welsh -ion, Cornish -yon.

SuffixEdit

-ien

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

Derived termsEdit



FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French -ien, from Old French -ien, from Latin -iānus, from -ānus. 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 Old French -ien, from Latin -iānus

SuffixEdit

-ien ‎(feminine equivalent -ienne)

  1. -ian

Old FrenchEdit

Examples

Surgien
Citeien

EtymologyEdit

From Latin -iānus, from -ānus.

SuffixEdit

-ien ‎(feminine equivalent -iene or -ienne)

  1. -ian

DescendantsEdit