-arian

-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 .

Origin:
< Latin -āri(us) or -ary + -an

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-arian
 
suffix forming nouns
indicating a person or thing that advocates, believes, or is associated with something: vegetarian; millenarian; librarian
 
[from Latin -ārius-ary + -an]

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