comedian etymology

English word comedian comes from English -ian, English comedy

Detailed word origin of comedian

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-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.
comedy English (eng) (Medieval Europe) A narrative poem with an agreeable ending (e.g., The Divine Comedy).. (drama) A dramatic work that is light and humorous or satirical in tone.. (drama) The genre of such works.. (historical) A choric song of celebration or revel, especially in Ancient Greece.. A humorous event.. A light, amusing play with a happy ending.. Entertainment composed of jokes, satire, or humorous [...]
comedian English (eng) (by extension) Any person who is characteristically humorous or amusing.. A writer of comedy.. An entertainer who performs in a humorous manner, especially by telling jokes.

Words with the same origin as comedian

Descendants of -ian
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Descendants of comedy