-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.

Suffix[edit]

-ien m ‎(feminine -ienne)

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

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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

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