-ien

BretonEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cognate to Welsh -ion, Cornish -yon.

SuffixEdit

-ien

  1. Noun pluralization suffix; sometimes with vocalic ablaut in the pluralized noun

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin -ianus, from -anus. 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 Latin -ianus, from -anus.

SuffixEdit

-ien ‎(feminine equivalent -ienne)

  1. -ian

Old FrenchEdit

Examples

Surgien
Citeien

EtymologyEdit

From Latin -ianus, from -anus.

SuffixEdit

-ien ‎(feminine equivalent -iene or -ienne)

  1. -ian
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