See also: Infix
Back-formation from Middle English infixed (“stuck in”), from Latin infixus, past participle of infigere (“to fasten in”).
infix (third-person singular simple present infixes, present participle infixing, simple past and past participle infixed)
- (transitive, archaic) To set; to fasten or fix by piercing or thrusting in.
- to infix a sting, spear, or dart
- c. 1596, William Shakespeare, “The Life and Death of King Iohn”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act II, scene i]:
- […] in her eye I find
A wonder, or a wondrous miracle,
The shadow of myself form’d in her eye:
Which being but the shadow of your son,
Becomes a sun and makes your son a shadow:
I do protest I never loved myself
Till now infixed I beheld myself
Drawn in the flattering table of her eye.
- 1700, [John] Dryden, “Palamon and Arcite: Or, The Knight’s Tale. In Three Books.”, in Fables Ancient and Modern; […], London: […] Jacob Tonson, […], OCLC 228732415:Book 1, in Fables, Ancient and Modern, London: Jacob Tonson, p. 11,
- The fatal Dart a ready Passage found,
And deep within his Heart infix’d the Wound:
- 1779, David Hume, Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion, page 100:
- Consider that innumerable race of insects, which either are bred on the body of each animal, or flying about infix their stings in him.
- 1851 November 14, Herman Melville, chapter 41, in Moby-Dick; or, The Whale, 1st American edition, New York, N.Y.: Harper & Brothers; London: Richard Bentley, OCLC 57395299:
- Gnawed within and scorched without, with the infixed, unrelenting fangs of some incurable idea; such an one, could he be found, would seem the very man to dart his iron and lift his lance against the most appalling of all brutes.
- (transitive) To instill.
- (transitive, linguistics) To insert a morpheme inside an existing word.
to fasten or fix by piercing or thrusting in
infix (plural infixes)
- (linguistics) A morpheme inserted inside an existing word, such as -bloody- in English.
- (linguistics, proscribed) A morpheme that always appears between other morphemes in a word, such as -i- and -o- in English (i.e. an interfix).
- (types of affixes): adfix, affix, ambifix, circumfix, confix, disfix, duplifix, interfix, libfix, postfix, prefix, prefixoid, simulfix, suffix, suffixoid, suprafix, transfix
morpheme inserted into word
- infix on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- infix at OneLook Dictionary Search
- “infix”, in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
- “infix”, in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th edition, Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016, →ISBN.
- “infix”, in Collins English Dictionary.
- “infix” (US) / “infix” (UK) in Macmillan English Dictionary.
- What is a Infix, glossary.sil.org
infix m (plural infixos)
infix (feminine infixa)
Borrowed from French infixe, from Latin infixus.
infix n (plural infixe)
Declension of infix