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suffix

[n. suhf-iks; v. suhf-iks, suh-fiks] /n. ˈsʌf ɪks; v. ˈsʌf ɪks, səˈfɪks/
noun
1.
Grammar. an affix that follows the element to which it is added, as -ly in kindly.
2.
something added to the end of something else.
verb (used with object)
3.
Grammar. to add as a suffix.
4.
to affix at the end of something.
5.
to fix or put under.
verb (used without object), Grammar
6.
to admit a suffix.
7.
to add a suffix.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Neo-Latin suffixum, noun use of neuter of Latin suffixus (past participle of suffīgere to attach on top of), equivalent to suf- suf- + fixus (see fix)
Related forms
suffixal
[suhf-ik-suh l, suh-fik-] /ˈsʌf ɪk səl, səˈfɪk-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
suffixation
[suhf-ik-sey-shuh n] /ˌsʌf ɪkˈseɪ ʃən/ (Show IPA),
suffixion
[suh-fik-shuh n] /səˈfɪk ʃən/ (Show IPA),
noun
unsuffixed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for suffixal

suffix

noun (ˈsʌfɪks)
1.
(grammar) an affix that follows the stem to which it is attached, as for example -s and -ness in dogs and softness Compare prefix (sense 1)
2.
anything that is added at the end of something else
verb (ˈsʌfɪks; səˈfɪks)
3.
(transitive) (grammar) to add (a morpheme) as a suffix to the end of a word
4.
(transitive) to add (something) at the end of a sentence, comment, or piece of writing
Derived Forms
suffixal (ˈsʌfɪksəl) adjective
suffixion (sʌˈfɪkʃən) noun
Word Origin
C18: from New Latin suffixum, from Latin suffixus fastened below, from suffīgere, from sub- + fīgere to fasten
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Word Origin and History for suffixal

suffix

n.

1778, from Modern Latin suffixum, noun use of neuter of Latin suffixus "fastened," past participle of suffigere "fasten, fix on, fasten below," from sub "upon" (see sub-) + figere "fasten" (see fix (v.)).

v.

in the grammatical sense, 1778, from suffix (n.). Related: Suffixed; suffixing.

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suffixal in Culture

suffix definition


A letter or a group of letters added to the end of a word to change its meaning. For example, adding the suffix -ter to the adjective hot turns it into the comparative adjective hotter, and adding the suffix -ly to the adjective quick turns it into the adverb quickly. Other examples of words with suffixes are: “willing,” “management,” “serviceable,” “harmonize,” and “joyful.” (Compare prefix.)

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