aff. a suffix formerly used to form transitive and intransitive verbs from adjectives (fasten; harden; sweeten), or from nouns (heighten; lengthen; strengthen)•Etymology: ME, OE -n-, as in ME fast-n-en, OE fǣst-n-ian to make fast, fasten II-enaff. a suffix used to form adjectives of source or material from nouns:ashen; golden; oaken[/ex]•Etymology: ME, OE; c. OHG -īn, L -īnus; cf. -ine I III-enaff. a suffix used to mark the past participle in many strong and some weak verbs:taken; proven[/ex]•Etymology: ME, OE; c. G -en, ON -inn IV-enaff. a suffix used in forming the plural of some nouns:brethren; children; oxen[/ex]•Etymology: ME; OE -an, case ending of n-stem nouns, as in naman obl. sing., and nom. and acc. pl. of nama name V-enaff. a diminutive suffix:kitten; maiden[/ex]•Etymology: ME, OE, from neut. of -en II
From formal English to slang. 2014.