Definitions for suffixˈsʌf ɪks; ˈsʌf ɪks, səˈfɪks
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
suf•fixˈsʌf ɪks; ˈsʌf ɪks, səˈfɪks(n.; v.)
an affix that follows the element to which it is added, as -ly in
something added to the end of something else.
(v.t.)to add as a suffix.
to affix at the end of something.
Origin of suffix:
1595–1605; < NL suffīxum, n. use of neut. of L suffīxus, ptp. of suffīgere to attach on top of =suf-suf - +fīgere to attach (see fix )
an affix that is added at the end of the word
attach a suffix to
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
suffix(noun)ˈsʌf ɪks; v. ˈsʌf ɪks, səˈfɪks
letters that can be added to the end of a word to create a different word
One or more letters or sounds added at the end of a word to modify the word's meaning, such as able, which changes sing into singable, for example.
to append (something) to the end of something else
Origin: From sub + fixus, perfect passive participle of figere.
a letter, letters, syllable, or syllables added or appended to the end of a word or a root to modify the meaning; a postfix
a subscript mark, number, or letter. See Subscript, a
to add or annex to the end, as a letter or syllable to a word; to append
In linguistics, a suffix is an affix which is placed after the stem of a word. Common examples are case endings, which indicate the grammatical case of nouns or adjectives, and verb endings, which form the conjugation of verbs. Particularly in the study of Semitic languages, a suffix is called an afformative, as they can alter the form of the words to which they are fixed. In Indo-European studies, a distinction is made between suffixes and endings. A word-final segment that is somewhere between a free morpheme and a bound morpheme is known as a suffixoid or a semi-suffix. Suffixes can carry grammatical information or lexical information. An inflectional suffix is sometimes called a desinence. Some examples in European languages: Many synthetic languages—Czech, German, Finnish, Latin, Hungarian, Russian, Turkish, etc.—use a large number of endings. Suffixes used in English frequently have Greek, French, or Latin origins.
Translations for suffix
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a small part added to the end of a word that changes the meaning
good; quick; advis; mist; yellow
- لاحِقَه في نِهايَة الكَلِمَهArabic
- sufixoPortuguese (BR)
- das SuffixGerman
- (γραμματική) παραγωγική κατάληξηGreek
- sufiks, dometakCroatian
- toldalék, képző, ragHungarian
- ending, suffiksNorwegian
- son ekTurkish
- 後綴Chinese (Trad.)
- hậu tố, tiếp tốVietnamese
- 后缀Chinese (Simp.)
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