Affix

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Origin and Meaning of Affix

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  • A user from South Africa says the name Affix is of English origin and means "Welcome".
  • A submission from Morocco says the name Affix means "Mother of \ father of" and is of Arabic origin.
  • A user from Kenya says the name Affix is of Unknown origin and means "Sir".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Af*fix"
Senses
  1. To subjoin, annex, or add at the close or end; to append to; to fix to any part of; as, to affix a syllable to a word; to affix a seal to an instrument; to affix one's name to a writing.
  2. To fix or fasten in any way; to attach physically."Should they [caterpillars affix them to the leaves of a plant improper for their food." [Ray.]
  3. To attach, unite, or connect with; as, names affixed to ideas, or ideas affixed to things; to affix a stigma to a person; to affix ridicule or blame to any one.
  4. To fix or fasten figuratively; -- with on or upon; as, eyes affixed upon the ground.(Obs)
    synonyms: To attach; subjoin; connect; annex; unite.

Etymology: LL. affixare, L. affixus, p. p. of affigere to fasten to; ad + figere to fasten: cf. OE. affichen, F. afficher, ultimately fr. L. affigere. See Fix

noun Af"fix
That which is affixed; an appendage; esp. one or more letters or syllables added at the end of a word; a suffix; a postfix.

Etymology: L. affixus, p. p. of affigere: cf. F. affixe

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A linguistic element added to a word to produce an inflected or derived form
  2. Attach or become attached to a stem word ("grammatical morphemes affix to the stem")
  3. Add to the very end
  4. Attach to ("affix the seal here")
Wiktionary

From Latin affixus (-a, -um)

  1. (grammar) affix (sensu lato)
  2. (grammar, dated, rare) affix (sensu stricto), suffix, postfix

Fun Facts about the name Affix

  • How unique is the name Affix? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Affix was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Affix: Your name in reverse order is Xiffa. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Fxafi. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Affix born Apr 26, 2006

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Yugoslavia approximately on 1650. Your profession was warrior, hunter, fisherman, and executor of sacrifices.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. Your lesson - to conquer jealousy and anger in yourself and then in those, who will select you as their guide. You should understand that these weaknesses are caused by fear and self-regret.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.