EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

The final vowel of hamster, as the initial vowel would be a homonym of -a- from rat.

InfixEdit

-e-

  1. (pharmacology) a monoclonal antibody derived from a hamster source
Related termsEdit
  • -mab is the base suffix common to all monoclonal antibodies. (See that entry for full paradigm.)
ReferencesEdit
  • USP Dictionary of USAN and International Drug Names, U.S. Pharmacopeia, 2000

DanishEdit

InterfixEdit

-e-

  1. An interfix inserted in some compounds.

Derived termsEdit

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DutchEdit

InterfixEdit

-e-

  1. A linking vowel added in compound words to give easier pronunciation. It does not change the meaning.
    willekeur
    Koninginnedag

Derived termsEdit


GermanEdit

InterfixEdit

-e-

  1. used to link elements in some compounds

Derived termsEdit


HungarianEdit

InterfixEdit

-e-

  1. A suffix-initial vowel (or linking vowel) inserted interconsonantally between the word stem and the suffix, to ease pronunciation, without contributing to the meaning.
    öreg (old)öregebb (older)

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

InterfixEdit

-e-

  1. A morph interjected between word roots to give pronunciation a better sense of flow, but which gives no change in meaning.

Derived termsEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

InterfixEdit

-e-

  1. A morph interjected between word roots to give pronunciation a better sense of flow, but which gives no change in meaning.

Derived termsEdit


Saterland FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Akin to German -n-/-e-, Dutch -en-/-e- and Swedish -e-.

PronunciationEdit

InterfixEdit

-e-

  1. Genitival interfix indicating that the former element is a characteristic of the latter.
    Múus (mouse) + ‎Buk (male animal) → ‎Muzebuk (male mouse)

Derived termsEdit


SwedishEdit

PronunciationEdit

InterfixEdit

-e-

  1. Interfix used to link elements in some compounds

Usage notesEdit

  • The interfix -e- is sometimes used in compounds where the first element ends in -a:
  • It is also used in some compounds ending in a consonant, e.g. natt (night)nattetid ((during) nighttime); skörd (harvest)skördetröska (combine harvester); tjänst (service)tjänsteman (civil servant); tid (time)tideräkning (chronology).
  • In some cases, -e- is found in more literary or archaic compounds, but not otherwise, e.g. stjärna (star)stjärnevalv (stellar vault), cf. stjärnkikare (astronomical telescope)
  • The interfix -e- is also more common in southern and western dialects, and thus in compounds derived from those dialects, cf. -a-, e.g. spettekaka (spit cake), pilevall (avenue of willow trees).

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Teleman, Ulf; Hellberg, Staffan; Andersson, Erik & Holm, Lisa (1999). Svenska akademiens grammatik 2 Ord. Stockholm: Svenska akad.
  • Wessén, Elias (1958). Svensk språkhistoria. 2, Ordbildningslära. 3. ed. Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell