suburban etymology

English word suburban comes from Latin -anus, Latin sub- (Sub-.), Latin urbs (A city, walled town. The City, Rome.)

Detailed word origin of suburban

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-anus Latin (lat) Of or pertaining to; -ian; usually indicates a relationship of position, possession, or origin.
sub- Latin (lat) Sub-.
urbs Latin (lat) A city, walled town. The City, Rome.
urbanus Latin (lat) A city dweller, citizen (of manners or style) bold, forward, impudent. (of manners or style) cultivated, polished, refined. (of speech) elegant, refined, choice. Fond of, or devoted to cities. Of or belonging to a city; urban.
suburbanus Latin (lat) Suburban (near a city, especially near Rome).
suburban English (eng) An automobile with a station wagon body on a truck chassis. Relating to or characteristic of or situated on the outskirts of a city.

Words with the same origin as suburban

Descendants of -anus
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Descendants of sub-
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