EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin -i-.

InterfixEdit

-i-

  1. (in coining neologisms) A vowel inserted interconsonantally between morphemes of Latinate origin in order to ease pronunciation (an anaptyxis, a linking vowel).
Derived termsEdit
See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • The Concise Oxford English Dictionary [Eleventh Edition] lists -i- as an entry.

Etymology 2Edit

The initial vowel of primate.

InterfixEdit

-i-

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

Etymology 3Edit

From -y.

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SuffixEdit

-i-

  1. Alternative form of -y (having the quality of)
Usage notesEdit

Spelling change, used when followed by another suffix such as -ness, as in messmessymessiness, or -ly as in messily.


CzechEdit

InterfixEdit

-i-

  1. Connecting two parts of some compound words
    konipas (kůň +‎ -i- +‎ pást)

Derived termsEdit


FinnishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Uralic *-j (oblique plural marker).

InfixEdit

-i-

  1. Indicator of plural in nominal forms, except in nominative case, in which it is -t.
    talossa - taloissain the house - in the houses
Usage notesEdit
  • if the plural indicator is between two vowels it becomes -j-
    talon - talojenof the house - of the houses

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Uralic *-j (past tense marker).

InfixEdit

-i-

  1. Past tense infix in verbs.
    katson - katsoinI watch - I watched

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the reduction of several historical unstressed short stem vowels during the Old Latin period. The reduced vowel was later reinterpreted as part of various suffixes.

InterfixEdit

-i-

  1. Connecting vowel inserted between a stem and a suffix in compound words.

Derived termsEdit


PolishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

InterfixEdit

-i-

  1. used in forming certain compounds
    łamać + strajkłamistrajk

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit