republican etymology

English word republican comes from English republic, English -an

Detailed word origin of republican

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
republic English (eng) (archaic) A state, which may or may not be a monarchy, in which the executive and legislative branches of government are separate.. A state where sovereignty rests with the people or their representatives, rather than with a monarch or emperor; a country with no monarchy.. One of the subdivisions constituting Russia. See oblast.
-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.).
republican English (eng) A bird of a kind that builds many nests together: the American cliff swallow, or the South African weaver bird.. Someone who favors a republic as a form of government. [from 17th c.] Advocating or supporting a republic as a form of government, advocating or supporting republicanism. [from 17th c.]. Of or belonging to a republic. [from 17th c.].

Words with the same origin as republican

Descendants of -an
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