infix

See also: Infix

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Back-formation from Middle English infixed, stuck in, from Latin infixus, past participle of infigere, to fasten in.

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infix (third-person singular simple present infixes, present participle infixing, simple past and past participle infixed)

  1. (transitive) To set; to fasten or fix by piercing or thrusting in.
    to infix a sting, spear, or dart
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
    • Dryden
      The fatal dart a ready passage found, / And deep within her heart infixed the wound.
  2. (transitive) To instill.
  3. (transitive, linguistics) To insert a morpheme inside an existing word.

NounEdit

infix (plural infixes)

  1. (linguistics) A morpheme inserted inside an existing word, such as -i- and -o- in English. This adds additional meaning or alters the meaning of the morpheme it is inserted into.

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RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French infixe.

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infix n (plural infixe)

  1. infix

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Last modified on 28 March 2014, at 16:29