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- “The term “affix”, which was used in §§24 and 28, is grammatical: it subsumes bound forms of certain kinds. But the apparently parallel terms “prefix”, "suffix”, “infix” are not grammatical; they refer, rather to positional classes of the morphs which represent bound forms.” (Hockett 1958:286)
- infix (in African linguistics)
- ending (used especially for inflectional suffxes)
- desinence (used especially for inflectional suffxes)
The OED's first attestation is from 1778. The term is derived from Latin suffīgere ‘attach’.
- Hockett, Charles. 1958. A course in modern linguistics. New York: Macmillan.