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I•an



Pronunciation: (ē'un, ē'än, ī'un), [key]
n.
a male given name, Scottish form of John.

-ian




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.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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