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.
[extracted from L loanwords in which -anus -AN is joined to stems ending in i]

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