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prefix- +‎ -suffix

For use in the Etymology sections of words which consist of only a prefix and a suffix, or which were formed by simultaneous application of a prefix and a suffix to some other element(s).

This template essentially combines the functions of {{prefix}} and {{suffix}}. The first element is treated as a prefix, whereas the last element is treated as a suffix; an entry in which this template is transcluded will be added automatically to those affixes’ derivation categories.


For example, the derivation of neurogenic can be written:


Which generates:

neuro- +‎ -genic

In contrast, {{compound}} adds the entry in which it is used to categories of the form "[Language name] compounds". It is intended for true compounds where neither the first nor the second term are affixes.

Optional arguments[edit]

|t1=, |t2=, |t3=
Glosses (the 't' stands for "translation")
|tr1=, |tr2=, |tr3=
Transliteration of word 1, word 2, word 3 respectively (for non-Latin scripts)
Script code. See Wiktionary:Scripts.
|alt1=, |alt2=, |alt3=
Alternate (display) text.
Suppresses categorization

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