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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.

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-ien m (feminine -ienne)

  1. Denotes where something or someone is from; -ian.
    Parisparisien (Parisian)
    Californiecalifornien (Californian)

Derived termsEdit


GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

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SuffixEdit

-ien

  1. Used to form country names; -ia

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