riparian etymology

English word riparian comes from Latin riparius (That inhabits the banks of rivers; riparian.), English -an

Detailed word origin of riparian

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
riparius Latin (lat) That inhabits the banks of rivers; riparian.
-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.).
riparian English (eng) Of or relating to the bank of a river or stream. (chiefly, law) A person or other entity that lives or owns property along the shore of a river.

Words with the same origin as riparian

Descendants of riparius
Elk River Fall River Little River River Riviera hydroriparian mesoriparian nonriparian passage house pseudoriparian riparian buffer riparian right riparianism riparianness riparious river riverbank riverbed riverboat riverfront riverine rivière semiriparian xeroriparian
Descendants of -an
antiquarian centenarian circadian contrarian cosmopolitan crustacean documentarian dystopian ecclesiastical hangover hi icky injun librarian ovarian peeler reptilian republican sectarian seminarian surname theologian tho thru totalitarian