an element used to form adjectives from nouns ending in -ea:
(forming adjectives and nouns) belonging to or relating to; a person belonging to or coming from european
(forming adjectives and nouns) typical of or resembling; a person typical of elizabethan
(forming adjectives and nouns) adhering to or following; an adherent of christian
(forming nouns) a person who specializes or is expert in diet-tian, phonetician
word origin
from latin -ānus, suffix of adjectives
a variant of -an caesarean
variant of -an after names ending in -ea, -es, -eus.

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