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  • According to a user from Brazil, the name Prefix is of English origin and means "God".
  • A user from Turkey says the name Prefix is of English origin and means "Gift".
  • According to a user from Texas, United States, the name Prefix is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "God".
  • A submission from Australia says the name Prefix means "Willow" and is of Unknown origin.

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Pre*fix"
  1. To put or fix before, or at the beginning of, another thing; as, to prefix a syllable to a word, or a condition to an agreement.
  2. To set or appoint beforehand; to settle or establish antecedently.(Obs)" Prefixedbounds." [Locke.]"And now he hath to her prefixt a day." [Spenser.]

Etymology: L. praefixus, p. p. of praefigere to fix or fasten before; prae before + figere to fix: cf. F. préfix fixed beforehand, determined, préfixer to prefix. See Fix

noun Pre"fix
That which is prefixed; esp., one or more letters or syllables combined or united with the beginning of a word to modify its signification; as, pre- in prefix, con- in conjure.

Etymology: Cf. F. préfixe

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. An affix that is added in front of the word
  2. Attach a prefix to ("prefixed words")

From Middle French prefixer (verb) resp. Late Latin praefixum (noun), both from Latin praefixus, past participle of praefīgō (“I (fix, fasten, set up) in front”, “I fix on the (end, extremity)”) (from prae- (“before”) + fīgō (“I fix”, “I fasten”, “I affix”)).

  1. Something placed before another
    1. (grammar) one or more letters or syllables added to the beginning of a word to modify its meaning, for example as, pre- in prefix, con- in conjure, re- in reheat etc.
    2. (telecommunications) A set of digits placed before a telephone number, to indicate where the number is based, what type of phone number it is (landline, mobile, toll-free, premium rate etc.)
      in the UK, a number with an 0800 is a toll-free number.
      Add the +34 to dial a Spanish number from abroad
    3. A title added to a person's number, such as Mr. or Dr.

prefix was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, Dutch, Occitan, and Romanian

Fun Facts about the name Prefix

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

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Past life for Prefix born Jun 6, 1988

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 Northern New Zealand approximately on 1675. Your profession was seaman, cook, and carpenter.

Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. Your problem - to learn to love and to trust the Universe. You are bound to think, study, reflect and develop inner wisdom.

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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).
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