Alan vs Alane - What's the difference?

alan | alane |


As a proper noun alan

is or alan can be (historical) a member of a group of sarmatian tribes, nomadic pastoralists of the 1st millennium ad who spoke an eastern iranian language derived from scytho-sarmatian and which in turn evolved into modern ossetian.

As a noun alane is

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alan

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A wolfhound.
  • Anagrams

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    alane

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (inorganic compound) aluminium hydride, AlH3
  • (organic chemistry) Any organic derivative of this compound
  • Usage notes

    This is the current IUPAC name, but is to be replaced by alumane because the systematically derived name of the -AlH2 group would be alanyl which is already used as a derivative of alanine.