circumfix definition

  • noun:
    • An affix composed of a prefix and a suffix, including the modern present marker a- ... -ing in dialectal English I'm a-going and/or previous participle marker y- ... -t in archaic English yclept.
    • An affix containing both a prefixing and a suffixing factor current as one morphological unit.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To add as a circumfix.
  • verb:
    • Affix a circumfix to (a word).

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