circumfix


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cir·cum·fix

 (sûr′kəm-fĭks′)
n.
An affix consisting of a prefix and a suffix, such as the progressive present marker a- ... -ing in dialectal English I'm a-going or the past participle marker y- ... -t in archaic English yclept.
tr.v. cir·cum·fixed, cir·cum·fix·ing, cir·cum·fix·es
To add as a circumfix.
Translations
Zirkumfix
circonfixe
接周辞
circumfigerencircumfix
cirkumfix
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Conceptually, this would not seem very reasonable, but still, could it be that the abstract noun is the result of the application of a circumfix ke- .
Consider, for instance, Russian verbal derivation with the circumfix do- .
The second set occurs with the negative circumfix, as in ana maniis sakna hina "I am not living here.