-anus

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See also: anus, Anus, ânus, añus, and anüs

Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From some -ā- stem + -nus; later interpreted as one whole suffix and used freely.

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Suffix[edit]

-ānus m (feminine -āna, neuter -ānum); first/second declension

  1. Of or pertaining to; -ian; usually indicates a relationship of position, possession, or origin.

Usage notes[edit]

The suffix -ānus is added to a noun stem (particularly proper nouns) to form an adjective.

Examples:
mōns (mountain)montānus (montane, of the mountains)
pāgus (village)pāgānus (rustic, of a village)
Rōma (Rome)rōmānus (Roman)
Christus (Christ)christiānus (christian)

It is frequently preceded by the noun stem followed by -i- except in the case of Latin nouns (typically borrowed from Greek) ending -e- or -ae-, where it is preceded by -e- instead.

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative -ānus -āna -ānum -ānī -ānae -āna
genitive -ānī -ānae -ānī -ānōrum -ānārum -ānōrum
dative -ānō -ānō -ānīs
accusative -ānum -ānam -ānum -ānōs -ānās -āna
ablative -ānō -ānā -ānō -ānīs
vocative -āne -āna -ānum -ānī -ānae -āna

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