From of a (as in half-a-crown) or of (as in jack-a-napes from Middle English Jak of Naples). Some terms have fully incorporated the use, as ragamuffin and jackanape(s); others arise from mistaken assimilation to the form, as all-a-gog and cock-a-leekie.
- Connective interfix used in forming compounds, often no longer carrying a distinct meaning.
- Synonym: o'
- Connective infix encountered in loanwords and phrases, generally no longer carrying a distinct meaning.
The vowel of rat.
- -mab is the base suffix common to all monoclonal antibodies
- USP Dictionary of USAN and International Drug Names, U.S. Pharmacopeia, 2000
- Forms the past perfect tense in verbs.
This contrasts with the simple past, -na-/-da-, which does not imply completion.
- A suffix-initial vowel (or linking vowel) inserted interconsonantally between the word stem and the suffix, to ease pronunciation, without contributing to the meaning.
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