Pronunciation: (âr'ē-un, ar'-),[key] —adj. of or pertaining to Arius or Arianism.
—n. an adherent of Arianism.
Pronunciation: (âr'ē-un, ar'-),[key] —adj., n. Aryan.
a suffix forming personal nouns corresponding to Latin adjectives ending in -ārius or English adjectives or nouns ending in -ary (librarian; proletarian; Rotarian; seminarian; sexagenarian; veterinarian); subsequently productive in English with other Latinate stems, forming nouns denoting a person who supports, advocates, or practices a doctrine, theory, or set of principles associated with the base word: authoritarian; establishmentarian; totalitarian; vegetarian.