-an


-an
-an [ən] suffix also -ean -ian
[: Old French; Origin: -en, from Latin -anus]
1.) [in adjectives and nouns]
someone or something of, from, or connected with a particular thing, place, or person
suburban
Jamesian
2.) [in nouns]
someone skilled in or studying a particular subject
a historian (=someone who studies history)

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.


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