Prefix

Prefix

[n. pree-fiks; v. pree-fiks for 3, 4, 6; pree-fiks for 5]
A prefix is a type of affix attached to a stem which modifies the meaning of that stem.

The word "prefix" is itself made up of the stem fix (meaning "attach" in this case), and the prefix pre-, meaning "before", both of which are derived from Latin roots.

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