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 History of this Word

"fid" is from "findere" (to split) spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this suffix,
quadrifid
tripinnatifid
pedatifid

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"-fid" is a type of suffix

Definition

A word ending that indicates divided or folded. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-fid illustration It has split hooves and a blue-bifid tongue.
-fid illustration You see almost everywhere on the muddy river bottom, rising toward the surface, the coarse multifid leaves of these plants.