Origin of ane
1350–1400; Middle English (North) an, variant of on one
- a suffix used in names of hydrocarbons of the methane or paraffin series: propane.
Origin of -ane
From the Latin suffix -ānus -an
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Examples from the Web for ane
Then I should hae objections—mair nor ane—to put to the fore!
But for the fut, it's aye perfec' eneuch to be my pattern, for it's the only ane I hae to follow!
Kirsty thought the question rude, but answered, with quiet dignity, 'No ane.
He canna dee again for ane 'at wudna turn til 'im i' this life!
Mony ane 'at spak like that, had nae doot a guid meanin' in't; but, hech man!David Elginbrod
- a Scottish word for one
- indicating an alkane hydrocarbonhexane
coined to replace -ene, -ine, and -one
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Word Origin and History for ane
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- A saturated hydrocarbon:hexane.
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- A suffix used to form the names of saturated hydrocarbons, such as ethane. The suffix is shortened to -an- before other suffixes to indicate compounds derived from saturated hydrocarbons, as in ethanol.
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