See also: Arian and -arian

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Inherited from Proto-West Germanic *aiʀēn, from Proto-Germanic *aizāną (to spare; protect; honour); equivalent to ār (honour) +‎ -ian.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

ārian

  1. to show mercy to, spare
    Nænegum arað leode Deniga ac he lust wigeð, swefeð ond sændeþ.
    He spares none of the Danish people, but carries on his delight, slaying and dispatching.
    (Beowulf ll. 598-600)

ConjugationEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle English: oren, aren; arenn

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French aryen.

AdjectiveEdit

arian m or n (feminine singular ariană, masculine plural arieni, feminine and neuter plural ariene)

  1. Aryan

DeclensionEdit


SwedishEdit

NounEdit

arian

  1. definite singular of aria.

WelshEdit

 
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Arian

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Welsh ariant, from Old Welsh argant, from Proto-Brythonic *arɣant, from Proto-Celtic *argantom (silver), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂erǵ- (white; shine). Compare Breton arc'hant, Irish airgead and Latin argentum.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

arian m (usually uncountable, plural ariannau or ariannoedd)

  1. silver, argent
  2. money
    Synonym: pres

Derived termsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

arian (feminine singular arian, plural arian, not comparable)

  1. silver, silvern (made of silver)
  2. silver, silvery (in colour)
  3. (figuratively) silvery

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal h-prothesis
arian unchanged unchanged harian
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “arian”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies