centenarian etymology

English word centenarian comes from English centenary, English -an

Detailed word origin of centenarian

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
centenary English (eng) A one-hundredth anniversary. Of, pertaining to, or completing a period of 100 years.
-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.).
centenarian English (eng) Being at least 100 years old. Beyond one's tenth decade.. Of or relating to a centenarian. One who is at least 100 years old. One who is past his or her tenth decade.

Words with the same origin as centenarian

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