antiquarian etymology

English word antiquarian comes from English -an, English antiquary

Detailed word origin of antiquarian

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-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.).
antiquary English (eng) A person who is knowledgeable of, or who collects antiques; an antiquarian.. An aficionado or student of antiquities, ancient artifacts, historic sites, ancient writings, or things of the past. Relating to antiquity.
antiquarian English (eng) A collector or student of, or expert in, antiquities or antiques. Pertaining to antiquaries, or to antiquity.

Words with the same origin as antiquarian

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