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See also: Infix
- (transitive, archaic) To set; to fasten or fix by piercing or thrusting in.
- to infix a sting, spear, or dart
- c. 1596 (date written), William Shakespeare, “The Life and Death of King Iohn”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, →OCLC, [Act II, scene i]:
- […] in her eye I find
A wonder, or a wondrous miracle,
The shadow of myself form’d in her eye:
Which being but the shadow of your son,
Becomes a sun and makes your son a shadow:
I do protest I never loved myself
Till now infixed I beheld myself
Drawn in the flattering table of her eye.
- 1700, [John] Dryden, “Palamon and Arcite: Or, The Knight’s Tale. In Three Books.”, in Fables Ancient and Modern; […], London: […] Jacob Tonson, […], →OCLC:Book 1, in Fables, Ancient and Modern, London: Jacob Tonson, p. 11,
- The fatal Dart a ready Passage found,
And deep within his Heart infix’d the Wound:
- 1851 November 14, Herman Melville, chapter 41, in Moby-Dick; or, The Whale, 1st American edition, New York, N.Y.: Harper & Brothers; London: Richard Bentley, →OCLC:
- Gnawed within and scorched without, with the infixed, unrelenting fangs of some incurable idea; such an one, could he be found, would seem the very man to dart his iron and lift his lance against the most appalling of all brutes.
- (transitive) To instill.
- (transitive, linguistics) To insert a morpheme inside an existing word.
to fasten or fix by piercing or thrusting in
infix (plural infixes)
- (linguistics) An affix inserted inside a root, such as -ma- in English edumacation.
- (some authors when describing agglutinative languages, otherwise dated) A prefix that is not at the beginning of a word, such as the con- of reconcile, or a suffix that is not at the end of a word, such as the -al of nationality.
- 2008, Derek Nurse, Tense and Aspect in Bantu, →ISBN:
- The infix position contains (pronominal) object markers, showing agreement with the object(s), which might be one or more noun phrases following the verb, or a foregoing or previously mentioned object marking.
- 2008, George Hewitt, Are Verbs Always What They Seem to Be?:
- […] but the second example contravenes all the rules, as the negative infix should NEVER precede any Set 2 affix present in the complex.
- 2018, Gloria Cocchi, chapter 5, in Structuring Variation in Romance Linguistics and Beyond, →DOI:
- […] at least in languages, like Swahili, which exhibit morphologically different tense/aspect infixes in affirmative and negative clauses […]
- 2023, Bostoen, de Schryver, Guérois & Pacchiarotti, editor, On reconstructing Proto-Bantu grammar, page 709:
- The morpheme in question is the reflexive prefix ('infix' in the traditional Bantu terminology).
- (Bantu linguistics, dated) A prefix that always occurs in the position immediately before the verb root, and which may in turn be preceded by other prefixes.
- (linguistics, proscribed) A morpheme that always appears between other morphemes in a word, such as -i- and -o- in English (i.e. an interfix).
- (types of affixes): adfix, affix, ambifix, circumfix, confix, disfix, duplifix, interfix, libfix, postfix, prefix, prefixoid, simulfix, suffix, suffixoid, suprafix, transfix
morpheme inserted into word
- “infix”, in OneLook Dictionary Search.
- “infix”, in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: Merriam-Webster, 1996–present.
- “infix”, in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th edition, Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016, →ISBN.
- “infix”, in Collins English Dictionary.
- “infix” (US) / “infix” (UK) in Macmillan English Dictionary.
- What is a Infix, glossary.sil.org
infix m (plural infixos)
infix (feminine infixa)
infix n (plural infixe)
Declension of infix