Affixes



to fasten, join, or attach (usually followed by to):
to affix stamps to a letter.
to put or add on; append:
to affix a signature to a contract.
to impress (a seal or stamp).
to attach (blame, reproach, ridicule, etc.).
something that is joined or attached.
Grammar. a bound inflectional or derivational element, as a prefix, infix, or suffix, added to a base or stem to form a fresh stem or a word, as -ed added to want to form wanted, or im- added to possible to form impossible.
Historical Examples

The old Egyptian affixes which denoted the object of the verb, are in general different.
Notes and Queries, Number 84, June 7, 1851 Various

If he enters a house, steps into a canoe, affixes his name to a field, it is his.
Introduction to the History of Religions Crawford Howell Toy

The Jewish Bible follows the same reading, but affixes the mark of doubt to the word.
Bible Animals; J. G. Wood

The Italian affixes ino and ello have a diminutive meaning, and therefore both names have an identical signification.
The Violoncello and Its History Wilhelm Joseph von Wasielewski

Inflections in general have a half-agglutinative character, the meaning and origin of the affixes and suffixes being palpable.
History of Phoenicia George Rawlinson

To this end the editor provides a check list of the better epigrams, and affixes an asterisk to designate the best.
An Essay on True and Apparent Beauty in which from Settled Principles is Rendered the Grounds for Choosing and Rejecting Epigrams Pierre Nicole

Theodore’s Penitential also affixes a penance to its wilful or careless destruction.
Edwy the Fair or the First Chronicle of Aescendune A. D. Crake

He marches along seized by the collar, and affixes his signature at the point of the bayonet.
The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 2 (of 6) Hippolyte A. Taine

Derivation is effected by infixes, prefixes, affixes and reduplication.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 17, Slice 4 Various

The Jewish Bible retains the reading of palmer-worm, but affixes the mark of doubt, as it does to the canker-worm.
Bible Animals; J. G. Wood

verb (transitive; usually foll by to or on) (əˈfɪks)
to attach, fasten, join, or stick: to affix a poster to the wall
to add or append: to affix a signature to a document
to attach or attribute (guilt, blame, etc)
noun (ˈæfɪks)
a linguistic element added to a word or root to produce a derived or inflected form: -ment in establishment is a derivational affix; -s in drowns is an inflectional affix See also prefix, suffix, infix
something fastened or attached; appendage
v.

1530s, from Medieval Latin affixare, frequentative of Latin affigere (past participle affixus) “fasten to, attach,” from ad- “to” (see ad-) + figere “fasten” (see fix (v.)).

First used by Scottish writers and perhaps from Middle French affixer, a temporarily re-Latinized spelling of Old French afichier (Modern French afficher). Related: Affixed; affixing.
n.

1610s, from affix (v.).

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