suffix

[ noun suhf-iks; verb suhf-iks, suh-fiks ]SEE DEFINITION OF suffix

Synonyms for suffix

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Garin or Warin, because the original vowel and the suffix are both different.

In Latin the suffix -etum was used to designate a grove or plantation.

Landscape, earlier landskip, has the suffix which in English would be -ship.

This suffix is seldom used except with names of countries and states.

Males usually add the title Sing as a suffix to their names.

Make the proper adverbs from these adjectives by the addition of the suffix ly.

Most words ending in y preceded by a vowel retain the y before a suffix.

To the shorter and commoner words in the language add the suffix er.

In Essex the h is often dropped, and the suffix becomes 'am.'

Ron is Gaelic for a seal; a is a Norse suffix meaning an island.

WORD ORIGIN

1778, from Modern Latin suffixum, noun use of neuter of Latin suffixus "fastened," past participle of suffigere "fasten, fix on, fasten below," from sub "upon" (see sub-) + figere "fasten" (see fix (v.)).