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What is a prefix?



A prefix is an affix that is joined before a root or stem.

Example (English)

The prefix un- attaches to the front of the stem selfish to form the word unselfish.

  A prefix is a kind of

Crystal 1980 281


Hartmann and Stork 1972 182


Mish 1991 927

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