-ain

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin -ānus, whence also French -an and -ien.

Suffix[edit]

-ain m (feminine -aine)

  1. Suffix used to form demonyms, both nouns (uppercase) and adjectives (lowercase)
    Jamaïcain, Mexicain.
  2. Suffix used to form diminutives, both nouns and adjectives
    puteputain.

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

See above

Suffix[edit]

-ain

  1. Forms the oblique case, especially for feminine nouns