For example, mIth-bhaakar (salt & bread), udyogpatI (businessman), ashtabhujA (one with eight hands, a godess) etc. There are different names given to each type of samAs. (For details click).Suffixes, equivalent to prepositions in English, are attached to words to indicate relation of the noun (subject or object) with the verb. These are referred to as 'vibhaktI pratyay' by old grammarians and there are eight such vibhaktI in Marathi according to them. But now it is widely accepted that these are not ‘pratyay’ or suffixes. These are post-positions, because all the so-called suffixes change forms with relation to the gender, number and person of the nouns to which they are attached.