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  • suffix Forming nouns denoting a morpheme used in word formation joined to a word in the specified way (e.g.: infix = "attached within", circumfix = "attached around").
  • suffix Forming verbs denoting fastening or attaching (something) in the specified way (e.g.: suffix = "append", prefix = "preface").


The common element of prefix, suffix, and affix — all ultimately from Latin figere, to fasten. (Wiktionary)


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