"-fix" meaning in English

See -fix in All languages combined, or Wiktionary

Suffix

IPA: /fɪks/ [Received-Pronunciation]
Etymology: The common element of prefix, suffix, and affix — all ultimately from Latin figere (“to fasten”). Etymology templates: {{der|en|la|figere|t=to fasten}} Latin figere (“to fasten”) Head templates: {{head|en|suffix|cat2=|cat3=|head=|id=}} -fix, {{en-suffix}} -fix
  1. (grammar) Forming nouns denoting a morpheme used in word formation joined to a word in the specified way Tags: morpheme Categories (topical): Grammar
    Sense id: en--fix-en-suffix-iWXdfzQV Categories (other): English entries with incorrect language header, English entries with language name categories using raw markup, English terms with redundant sortkeys, Pages with raw sortkeys Disambiguation of English entries with incorrect language header: 70 30 Disambiguation of English entries with language name categories using raw markup: 71 29 Disambiguation of English terms with redundant sortkeys: 72 28 Disambiguation of Pages with raw sortkeys: 68 32 Topics: grammar, human-sciences, linguistics, sciences
  2. (chiefly grammar) Forming verbs denoting fastening or attaching (something) in the specified way Tags: morpheme Categories (topical): Grammar
    Sense id: en--fix-en-suffix-Ua7SGh7x Topics: grammar, human-sciences, linguistics, sciences
The following are not (yet) sense-disambiguated
Related terms: -fixation

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