Aire



a suffix that forms nouns denoting a person characterized by or occupied with that named by the stem, occurring in loanwords from French:
concessionaire; doctrinaire; legionnaire; millionaire.
Historical Examples

In the end, demanding of the inhabitants what the cause should be of this so great and sudden mutation of the aire?
Chronicles (1 of 6): The Description of Britaine Raphaell Holinshed

By this means in a moonlight night they seeme to be carried in the aire.’
The Witch-cult in Western Europe Margaret Alice Murray

This suffix corresponds to the suffix -aire, mentioned above.
Frdric Mistral Charles Alfred Downer

In aire he was beaten by only 22 votes out of a total of 3,536.
France and the Republic William Henry Hurlbert

And still the winds were so high and outragious, that the deuill seemed to be loosed in the aire.
The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of the English Nation, Volume XIV (of 16) Richard Hakluyt

By this means (saith he) in a moonlight night they seeme to be carried in the aire.
The Devil in Britain and America John Ashton

The district specially known as airedale is the valley of the aire above Leeds.
The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1 Various

That is the only medicinal use of the river aire, near Leeds.
The Danes in Lancashire and Yorkshire S. W. Partington

The river aire gushes forth from the base of the cove, which can easily be seen in the same excursion as Gordale Scar.
Climbing in The British Isles. Vol. 1 – England W. P. Haskett Smith

I don’t see why you should, simply to meet the Countess of aire.
Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, May 26, 1920 Various

noun
a river in N England rising in the Pennines and flowing southeast to the Ouse. Length: 112 km (70 miles)

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