aire

-aire

a suffix that forms nouns denoting a person characterized by or occupied with that named by the stem, occurring in loanwords from French: concessionaire; doctrinaire; legionnaire; millionaire.

Origin:
< French < Latin -ārius -ary, a learned doublet of the French suffix -ier -eer, -ier2

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Aire (ɛə)
 
n
a river in N England rising in the Pennines and flowing southeast to the Ouse. Length: 112 km (70 miles)

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