Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In philology, an affix; a formative addition to a word or stem.
- n. grammar An affix.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An affix.
“_Anu_ and of the goddess _Anunit_, and the element _ak_ is quite a common afformative in Babylonian substantives, conveying a certain emphatic meaning to the word.”
“Dagan, if derived from _Dag_, contains an afformative element which stamps the word as non-Assyrian.”
“August 12th, 2009 3: 26 pm ET the same people that got us into the mess and now saying they see an end. they are LYING so they can keep their miserable jobs. this is like that old scam artist alan greespan. next year interest rates will rise and we will have inflation due to the stupidity of Geithner, Summers, Emanuel, Axelrod and their pupprt Obama. yeah, him, the afformative action law student who has never held a job in management, executive of decision making basis.”
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