[ee-uh n, ee-ahn, ahy-uh n] /ˈi ən, ˈi ɑn, ˈaɪ ən/

a male given name, Scottish form of .
a suffix with the same meaning and properties as ; -ian, is now the more productive of the two suffixes in recent coinages, especially when the base noun ends in a consonant: Orwellian; Washingtonian .
a variant of -an Etonian, Johnsonian

masc. proper name, Scottish form of John.

variant of suffix -an used with stem endings in -i, from Latin -ianus (-anus). In Middle English, frequently -ien, from words borrowed via French.


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