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comes from urbs
, a Latin word that means "city."
The word urban
contains the following parts:
that means city
-an, -ian, -ean
adjective- and noun-forming suffix
that means in adjectives: from (a place) or pertaining to or following (a figure or school of thought); in nouns: person or thing from (a place) or associated with (an activity or school of thought).
More about this word part:
The suffix group -an
attaches to common nouns and proper nouns to form adjectives or nouns.