Definition of afformative in English:

afformative

noun

Linguistics
  • Chiefly in Semitic languages: a syllable, particle, etc., suffixed as a formative element.

adjective

Linguistics
  • Chiefly in Semitic languages: (of a syllable, particle, etc.) suffixed as a formative element.

Origin

Late 18th century. From post-classical Latin afformativus from classical Latin af-, variant of ad- + post-classical Latin formativus.

Pronunciation:

afformative

/əˈfɔːmətɪv/