-ane

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-ane

  1. (organic chemistry) A saturated hydrocarbon; an alkane.
  2. (chemistry) A simple binary compound of hydrogen and a nonmetal or metalloid.

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Latin[edit]

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-āne

  1. vocative masculine singular of -ānus

Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish -án.

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-ane m

  1. A suffix used to derives instruments, diminutives, and other nouns from primary nouns in Manx.
    mair ("finger") → mairane ("thimble")
    mooar ("big") → mooarane ("a large amount, many, much")
    shirgey ("mummification") → shirgane ("mummy")
    tonn ("wave") → tonnane ("ripple, wavelet")

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-ane m, f

  1. Used to form regular definite plurals of most masculine nouns.
    Ein båt, alle båtane.
    A boat; all the boats.
  2. Used to form regular definite plurals of some feminine nouns.
    Ei dronning, alle dronningane.
    A queen; all the queens.

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