-an

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-an (Persian: ان‎) or/and (Persian: آن‎) is a Persian suffix of the Middle Persian and New Persian language. It is a suffix for location, for plural formation, for formation of infinitives, for adverb, and for personal pronouns. Birgit Anette Olsen points out that "[O]ne of the functions of the Iranian Suffix -an is the derivation of nomina loci."[1]

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  1. ^ Olsen, Birgit Anette (1999). The Noun in Biblical Armenian: Origin and Word-Formation. Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM]. 119. Walter de Gruyter. p. 311. ISBN 9783110801989.