-ien

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See also: ien and iëŋ

Breton[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate to Welsh -ion, Cornish -yon.

Suffix[edit]

-ien

  1. Noun pluralization suffix; sometimes with vocalic ablaut in the pluralized noun
    lenner (reader) + ‎-ien → ‎lennerien (readers)
    mab (son) + ‎-ien → ‎mibien (sons)

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French -ien, from Old French -ien, from Latin -iānus, from -ānus. Cognate to French -ain and -an.

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ien m (feminine -ienne)

  1. Denotes where something or someone is from; -ian.
    Parisparisien (Parisian)
    Californiecalifornien (Californian)

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Suffix[edit]

-ien

  1. Used to form country names; -ia

Middle French[edit]

Examples

Patricien

Etymology[edit]

From Old French -ien, from Latin -iānus

Suffix[edit]

-ien (feminine equivalent -ienne)

  1. -ian

Old French[edit]

Examples

Surgien
Citeien

Etymology[edit]

From Latin -iānus, from -ānus.

Suffix[edit]

-ien (feminine equivalent -iene or -ienne)

  1. -ian

Descendants[edit]