suffix [suf′iks; ] also, for v. [, sə fiks′]
[ModL suffixum < neut. of L suffixus, pp. of suffigere, to fasten on beneath < sub-,SUB- + figere, to FIX]
1. a letter, syllable, or group of syllables added at the end of a word or word base to change its meaning, give it grammatical function, or form a new word (Ex.: -ish in smallish, -ed in walked, -ness in darkness)
2. anything added to the end of something else
to add as a suffix

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  • Suffix — Sn am Ende angefügtes Wortbildungselement per. Wortschatz fach. (18. Jh.) Entlehnung. Substantiviert aus l. suffixum das unten Angefügte    Ebenso nndl. suffix, ne. suffix, nfrz. suffixe, nschw. suffix, nnorw. suffiks; Affix, sub . lateinisch l …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • suffix — In grammar, a suffix is a word or element added at the end of another word to adjust or qualify its meaning, such as ation (confirmation, privatization), ing (driving, soldiering), and itis (appendicitis). Some suffixes are created artificially… …   Modern English usage

  • suffix — ► NOUN ▪ an element added at the end of a word to form a derivative (e.g. ation). ► VERB ▪ append, especially as a suffix …   English terms dictionary

  • Suffix — Suf*fix , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Suffixed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Suffixing}.] To add or annex to the end, as a letter or syllable to a word; to append. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Suffix — Suf fix, n. [L. suffixus, p. p. of suffigere to fasten on, to affix; sub under + figere to fix: cf. F. suffixe. See {Fix}.] 1. A letter, letters, syllable, or syllables added or appended to the end of a word or a root to modify the meaning; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Suffix — (lat.), Nachsilbe, am Ende eines Wortes angehängte Silbe; s. Flexion und Süffigierende Sprachen …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Suffíx — (lat. suffixum), ein Lautkomplex, der einer Wurzel oder einem Stamme am Ende angefügt wird …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • suffix — index codicil Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • suffix — (n.) 1778, from Mod.L. suffixum, noun use of neuter of L. suffixus fastened, pp. of suffigere fasten, fix on, from sub upon (see SUB (Cf. sub )) + figere fasten (see FIX (Cf. fix)). The verb, in the grammatical sense, is first recorded 1778.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Suffix — »Nachsilbe« (im Gegensatz zu ↑ Präfix): Der sprachwissenschaftliche Terminus ist aus lat. suf fixum, dem substantivierten Neutrum des Part. Perf. von lat. suf figere »unten anheften«, entlehnt (vgl. ↑ sub..., ↑ Sub... und über das einfache Verb… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

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