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" A Prefix is a letter, syllable, or word placed before and joined to some other word to vary or modify its signification. "
The Grammar School Word-book and Etymology: A Graded Selection of ... - Page 23
by Edward Althaus - 1880 - 72 pages
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Vermont Speller ; Or, Progressive Lessons in the English Language: In Two ...

Robert McKinley Ormsby - Spellers - 1859 - 172 pages
...refer to the top of the page for the sounds of the letters as in the First Part EXPLANATION OP THE PREFIXES. A Prefix is a letter, syllable, or word placed before and joined to some other word to vary or modify its signification. Thus un prefixed to like forms unlike, &c....
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Vermont Speller, Or Progressive Lessons in the English Language: In Two ...

Robert McKinley Ormsby - 1860 - 172 pages
...the top of the page for the sounds of the letters as in the First Part. EXPLANATION OF THE PKEFIXES. A Prefix is a letter, syllable, or word placed before and joined to some other word to vary or modify its signification. Thus un prefixed to like forms unlike, &c....
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New Word-analysis, Or, School Etymology of English Derivative Words: With ...

William Swinton - English language - 1879 - 172 pages
...single (though not a simple) word, as rainbow. HL-PKEFIXES AND SUFFIXES. 16. A prefix is a significant syllable or word placed before and joined with a word to modify its meaning : as, unsafe = not safe; remove = move back; circumnavigate=sail around. 17. A suffix is a significant syllable...
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