(Latin: suffix form of -an from -ianus, a modifier of the main word to which it is attached: belonging to, coming from, being involved in, or being like something)
Appearing in such words as comedian, egalitarian, Bostonian, Italian, Smithsonian, mathematician, Alabamian, Californian, Arizonian, and Canadian. It is attached to the root of common or proper nouns with the meanings "of, pertaining to, from", or "like" the proper name appearing in the stem.
2. Anyone who enforces discipline (in an army, school, family, etc.).
3. An upholder or advocate of strict discipline.
One source suggests that in ancient Athens (335 B.C.), an ephebe was a young citizen undergoing physical and military training.
To be a citizen, it was necessary that every legitimate son of pure Athenian parentage who had reached the age of eighteen had to be enrolled in an ephebic college and undergo its two year course of rigorous training in military and civic duties and activities.
2. Plants which attract ants by means of sweet secretions.
2. A person whose diet consists chiefly of fruit.
2. Someone who writes or compiles a chronological record of events that have taken place before; a chronicler.
2. Relating to efforts to help people who are living in very bad conditions and who are suffering because of a war, flood, earthquake, etc.: After the bombing and end of the armed conflicts, humanitarian aid was given to the victims who had lost their homes, were very sick and needed medication, and to those who were starving.
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2. The keeper or custodian of a library.
Literally, "of books". Also, "a scribe or someone who is concerned with books".
2. Someone who observes or describes the moon; such as, anyone who used the lunar method in finding longitude.
3. Someone who observes or describes the moon.