Examples Word Origin adjective, noun, pronoun Chiefly Scot. one. Origin of ane 1350–1400; Middle English
on one a suffix used in names of hydrocarbons of the methane or paraffin series: propane. Origin of -ane
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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
He canna dee again for
ane 'at wudna turn til 'im i' this life!
ane 'at spak like that, had nae doot a guid meanin' in't; but, hech man! British Dictionary definitions for ane determiner, pronoun, noun a Scottish word for one indicating an alkane hydrocarbon hexane Word Origin for -ane
coined to replace
-ene, -ine, and -one
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Word Origin and History for 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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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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