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ane

[eyn]
adjective, noun, pronoun Chiefly Scot.
  1. one.
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Origin of ane

1350–1400; Middle English (North) an, variant of on one

-ane

Chemistry.
  1. a suffix used in names of hydrocarbons of the methane or paraffin series: propane.
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Origin of -ane

From the Latin suffix -ānus -an
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Historical Examples of ane

  • Then I should hae objections—mair nor ane—to put to the fore!

    Salted With Fire

    George MacDonald

  • But for the fut, it's aye perfec' eneuch to be my pattern, for it's the only ane I hae to follow!

    Salted With Fire

    George MacDonald

  • Kirsty thought the question rude, but answered, with quiet dignity, 'No ane.

    Heather and Snow

    George MacDonald

  • He canna dee again for ane 'at wudna turn til 'im i' this life!

    Heather and Snow

    George MacDonald

  • Mony ane 'at spak like that, had nae doot a guid meanin' in't; but, hech man!

    David Elginbrod

    George MacDonald


British Dictionary definitions for ane

ane

determiner, pronoun, noun
  1. a Scottish word for one
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-ane

suffix forming nouns
  1. indicating an alkane hydrocarbonhexane
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Word Origin for -ane

coined to replace -ene, -ine, and -one
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Word Origin and History for ane

-ane

word-forming element in chemical use, indicating a chain of carbon atoms with no double bonds, proposed 1866 by German chemist August Wilhelm von Hofmann (1818-1892) to go with -ene, -ine (2), -one.

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ane in Medicine

-ane

suff.
  1. A saturated hydrocarbon:hexane.
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ane in Science

-ane

  1. 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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