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Alan, n. and adj.
[‘A member of a nomadic people of the northern Caucasus from whom the Ossetians are thought to be descended.’]
Pronunciation: Brit. /ˈalən/, /əˈlɑːn/, /ˈeɪlən/, U.S. /ˈælən/, /əˈlɑn/, /ˈeɪlən/
Inflections: Plural Alans, Alani Brit. /əˈlɑːni/, /əˈleɪni/, U.S. /əˈlɑni/, /əˈleɪni/, unchanged.
Etymology: < classical Latin Alānus (plural Alānī) member of an ancient Iranian-speaking people, related to the Scythians and Sarmatians < an Iranian ethnonym (ultimately cognate with Persian īrān, the name of Iran: see Iranian adj.), apparently < the same Indo-Iranian base as Old Persian ariya (see Aryan adj.) + a suffix < the Indo-European base of -an suffix. Compare Hellenistic Greek Ἀλανοί, plural (2nd cent. a.d. in Ptolemy).
The -l- is the result of an internal phonological development in Alanic and a small number of other Iranian languages.