is the shape of one before an early voice (a bow; an honour) and sometimes, especially in British English, before a first unaccented syllable beginning with a quiet or faintly marked h: a historic.
is the shape of one before an early voice (a bow; an honour) and sometimes, especially in British English, before a first unaccented syllable beginning with a quiet or faintly marked h: a historic. 1125-75; Middle English, the sumeric heavenly god: the opposite of the Akkadian Anu or A.-N. a preface that begins before the tribes with a Greek word or b in loan words, where it means "not", "without", "missing" (anarchy; anecdote); used in the creation of composite words: anlectrical.
Variation of ad- before n: announce. variation of ana- before a vowel: atnion. The origins of a suffix that appears initially in the adjective form of words made up of words that denote places (Roman; urban) or people ( "Augustan"), and now form productive British English words by extending the geographical area. Appended to geographical nomenclature, it refers to descent or affiliation (American; Chicago; Tibetan), the latter meaning now being expanded to include memberships in various types of substantive databases (episcopals; pedestrians; puritans; republicans) and memberships in zootechnical taxa and crustaceans (acanthocephalans).
Appended to people' identifiers, it has the added meaning "contemporary with" (Elizabethan; Jacobinic) or "proponent" (Hegelian; Freudian) of the individual specified by the substantive basis. There are also a number of -an and its -ian variants in a number of individual substantives, mainly French loan words that refer to the speaker of the basic genome (comedian; grammarist; historicist; theologian); this is particularly useful for -ic ending substantives (electrician; logicist; technician).
Refer to -ian for the comparative predistribution with this extension. an'indefinite item before words beginning with vocals, from Old English at 128c. (with a long vowel) "one; lone", also used as an an- " alone, lone" preference; see one for the deviation of this term from this one. However, in other western tongues, the distinction between the unspecified item and the term "one" is explicitly (e.g. English, Dutch, German, etc.):
Was a good man in Old English he was what God's man. Approximately fifteenth-century a and an were jointly spelled as one with the following substantive, which added to the puzzlement about how such words as pig and referee should be shared (see N). For Shakespeare, etc., one is sometimes a Contraktion of as if (a use first certified around 1300), especially before that. private preference, from the Greek an-, "not, without", related to ne- and Cognate in Sanskrit an-, Latin in-, Gothic and Old English un- (see un- (1)). word-forming elements means "concerning", from the Latin -anus, in some cases via French -ain, -en.