suffix
Definition - A letter or letters put at the end of a word to create another word.

Example -
Appending the diminutive suffix -ette to the word cigar, results in the new word cigarette, little cigar.

Etymology -
The word derives from the Modern Latin suffixus, fastened (from sub, upon + figere, fasten).

Oxford English Dictionary -
Its first citation is from 1778:
"These being all the places, where this word occurs without a suffix."
( R. Lowth Transl. Isaiah Notes 243 )



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