I•anPronunciation: (ē'un, ē'än, ī'un), [key]
a male given name, Scottish form of John.
a suffix with the same meaning and properties as -an; -ian
is now the more productive of the two suffixes in recent coinages, esp. when the base noun ends in a consonant: Orwellian; Washingtonian.
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