-ian etymology

English word -ian comes from Latin -anus

Detailed word origin of -ian

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-anus Latin (lat) Of or pertaining to; -ian; usually indicates a relationship of position, possession, or origin.
-ian English (eng) (as a noun) Having a certain profession.. (as a noun) One from, belonging to, relating to, or like.. (as an adjective) From, related to, or like.

Words with the same origin as -ian

Descendants of -anus
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