From after (adverb and preposition), and also continuing Middle English after-, efter-, æfter-, from Old English æfter- (“after, behind, against”). Cognate with Scots efter-, West Frisian efter-, German after-, Dutch achter-, Swedish efter-. More at after.
- (rare or no longer productive) With contrary, subordinate, or remote effect; denoting hindrance, setback, inferiority, etc.
- With adverbial or adjectival effect, forming compound words indicating something that comes afterwards in spacial position or time.
- With prepositional effect, forming compound words denoting something which follows the second element of the compound.
- affter- (obsolete)
- (no longer productive) after-, sub-, second... (expressing that something comes after another thing)
- (no longer productive) pseudo-, spurious... (expressing that something is false or fake)