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his·to·ri·an

historian

 
 
pronunciation:
hI sto ri n
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part of speech: noun
definition: one who writes about or is an expert on history.
The historian wrote a whole book on a famous Civil War battle.
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The word historian contains the following part:
-an, -ian, -ean Latin adjective- and noun-forming suffix that means in adjectives: from (a place) or pertaining to or following (a figure or school of thought); in nouns: person or thing from (a place) or associated with (an activity or school of thought).
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The suffix group -an , -ian , -ean attaches to common nouns and proper nouns to form adjectives or nouns.