cosmopolitan etymology

English word cosmopolitan comes from English -an, English cosmopolite

Detailed word origin of cosmopolitan

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.).
cosmopolite English (eng) (biology) Distributed throughout the world; having a wide geographical distribution.. (communication) Oriented outside one's own social system. Of or relating to cosmopolites; cosmopolitan. (US) The butterfly painted lady (Vanessa cardui).. One who is at home in every place; a citizen of the world; a cosmopolitan person.
cosmopolitan English (eng) A butterfly, Vanessa cardui. A cocktail containing vodka, triple sec, lime juice and cranberry juice.. A cosmopolitan person; a cosmopolite. (biology, ecology) growing in many parts of the world; widely distributed. (of a person) at ease in any part of the world. (of a place, or, institution) composed of people from all over the world. All-inclusive; affecting the whole world.

Words with the same origin as cosmopolitan

Descendants of -an
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Descendants of cosmopolite