A linguistic element added to a word or root to produce a derived or inflected form. General term for → infix, → prefix, → suffix, and → circumfix.
From L. affixus "fastened to," p.p. of affigere "fasten to, attach," from af-, variant of → ad- "to" + figere "fasten."
Vand, variant band "tie, band," present stem of Mod.-Mid./Pers. bastan/vastan "to bind, shut;" Av./O.Pers. band- "to bind, fetter," banda- "band, tie;" cf. Skt. bandh- "to bind, tie, fasten;" PIE *bhendh- "to bind," cf. Ger. binden, E. bind.
An → affix made up of two separate parts which surround and attach to a base.
1) To make fast, firm, or stable.
M.E. fixen, probably from O.Fr. fixe "fixed," from L. fixus "fixed, fast, established, settled," p.p. of figere "to fix, fasten."
Infinitive, from barjâ, → fixed.
The act of fixing or the state of being fixed.
1) Fastened, attached, or placed so as to be firm and not readily movable;
firmly implanted; stationary; rigid.
Past participle from → fix.
Barjâ "fixed; in place; properly placed," from bar "on, upon, up," → object, + jâ, → place,
setâre-ye barjâ, ~ istâdé, ~ biyâbâni (#)
Fr.: étoile fixe
A → heavenly body that, in → contrast to the → planets, does not appear to change its relative → position on the → celestial sphere.
Setâré, → star; barjâ,
An → affix that is inserted within a root or stem.
From L. infixus p.p. of infigere "to fasten in," from in- + figere "fasten."
Darvand, from dar- "in" + vand, → affix.
Fr.: affixe inflexionnelle
An → inflection that is added at the end of a root word. In English there are eight inflectional affixes, which are all suffixes. They always follow derivational suffixes and do not change the category of a word.
→ inflectional + → affix.
Fr.: préfixe intensif
A prefix that highly emphasizes roots of words to which it is attached. In other words, intensive prefixes heighten the force of the primary meanings of words. These prefixes can effectively be translated as "thoroughly" to highlight their intensive function. For example the prefixes → re-, → de-, and → com-.
Fr.: préfixe du système international d'unités
Any of the suffixes adopted by the International System of Units
(→ SI units).
An → affix that is placed before a base to denote a modified meaning or make another word.
An → affix that follows the base to which it is added.
N.L. from suffixus, p.p. of suffigere "to attach on top of," from suf-, variant of → sub- + figere "fasten."
Pasvand, from pas- "after, behind," → back-, + vand, → affix.