Afformative \Af*form"a*tive\, n. An affix. [1913 Webster]

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  • afformative — I. aˈfȯ(r)məd.iv, əˈ noun ( s) Etymology: ad + formative : suffix 1 used especially in Semitic grammar; contrasted with preformative II. (ˈ)a|f , əˈf adjective : characteri …   Useful english dictionary

  • afformative — af·form·a·tive …   English syllables

  • Suffix — This article is about the linguistic term. For other uses, see Suffix (disambiguation). In linguistics, a suffix (also sometimes called a postfix or ending) is an affix which is placed after the stem of a word. Common examples are case endings,… …   Wikipedia

  • Ugaritic grammar — language name=Ugaritic states=ancient Ugarit extinct=12th century BC familycolor=Afro Asiatic fam2=Semitic fam3=West Semitic fam4=Central Semitic fam5=Northwest Semitic iso2=uga|iso3=uga: Note: vowels in this article are reconstructed via… …   Wikipedia

  • Afformation — (v. lat.), Bildung der Verbalformen durch organische Verbindung der Personalpronomina (Afformative) am Ende des Wortstammes, z.B. im Hebräischen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Afghanische Sprache — (bei den Afghanen Puchto, bei den Persern Puschtu); in OPersien von den Afghanen u. zum Theil auch von den Beludschen gesprochen, gehört zu dem indogermanischen Stamme u. hat viel mit dem Persischen u. den aus dem Sanskrit entstandenen neueren… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • ad- — prefix (also a before sc, sp, st, ac before c, k, q, af before f, ag before g, al before l, an before n, ap before p, ar before r, as before s, at before t) 1 with the sense of motion or direction to, reduction or change into, addition, adherence …   Useful english dictionary

  • ARIEL — (Heb. אֲרִיאֵל). (1) The name given to Jerusalem in Isaiah 29:1–2, 7, where God will bring distress upon Ariel, and will make her like an ariel (for meaning, see below). Ariel in this sense is probably connected with the form erellam in Isaiah 33 …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • BAAL WORSHIP — Name and Etymology The word baʿl, common Semitic for owner, master, husband, became the usual designation of the great weather god of the Western Semites. In spite of the fact that the word is used as the theophorous element in personal names,… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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