-an etymology

English word -an comes from Latin -anus

Detailed word origin of -an

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-anus Latin (lat) Of or pertaining to; -ian; usually indicates a relationship of position, possession, or origin.
-an English (eng) Appended to nouns to form an agent noun. (When males with a profession are distinguished from females, males are -an, females -(i)enne.). Of or pertaining to; an adjectival suffix appended to various words, often nouns, to make an adjective form. (Often added to words of Latin origin, but also used with words of other origins. When a word ends in a, -n is used instead.).

Words with the same origin as -an

Descendants of -anus
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