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affix

(a′fiks″) [L. affixus, fastened to]
An element attached to a word that alters its meaning, e.g., a prefix or a suffix.
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In this play, converbs are expressed most generally by an affixation of -i and kae.
The converb in the Caryapada is commonly expressed by an affixation of -i to the verb stem; use of allomorphically variant forms <-ia> and <-ia> is also found in the text.
A couple of instances of -e affixation are also found in the text: