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Ar•i•an



Pronunciation: (âr'ē-un, ar'-), [key]
adj.
of or pertaining to Arius or Arianism.

n.
an adherent of Arianism.

Ar•i•an



Pronunciation: (âr'ē-un, ar'-), [key]
adj., n.
Aryan.

-arian




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.

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

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