Go to 'thermo-' entry Go to 'dino-' entry Go to 'chondro-' entry Go to 'aero-' entry Go to '-logy' entry Go to 'thaumato-' entry Go to 'nano-' entry Go to '-sophy' entry Go to 'bucco-' entry Go to '-ism' entry Go to '-lysis' entry Go to 'galacto-' entry Go to '-anthropy' entry Go to 'pneumo-' entry Go to '-ploitation' entry Go to '-lithic' entry Go to '-sepalous' entry Go to 'onco-' entry Go to '-parous' entry Go to 'dermato-' entry Go to 'multi-' entry Go to 'dodeca-' entry Go to '-zoon' entry Go to 'vermi-' entry Go to 'crystallo-' entry Go to 'biblio-' entry Go to 'eco-' entry Go to 'juxta-' entry Go to 'facio-' entry
Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

-ane2

Forming adjectives.

[Latin adjectival endings -anus, -ana, -anum.]

This is a variant spelling of -an (see -ian), which was sometimes introduced to distinguish words from counterparts in -an, as in humane and urbane. Some have no equivalent form in -an: arcane (Latin arcanus, from arcere, to shut up), mundane (Latin mundus, world), profane (Latin profanus, outside the temple, not sacred, from fanum, temple). The word spelled germane is a variant of german, from Latin germanus, genuine, of the same parents. In balletomane the ending is -mane (see -mania).

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