-arian

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Etymology[edit]

A back-formation from various words ending in "arian", some directly derived from Classical or Medieval Latin words ending in -arius by adding -an to the stem, other indirectly via Old French words ending in "arien(ne)" or "erien(ne)" or from English words ending in "ary" to which -an was suffixed. -ary + -an

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-arian

  1. A believer in something.
  2. An advocate of something.
  3. (uncommon) A native or inhabitant of somewhere.

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