I'm wondering what each word that compromise a compound word is called. For example, You would say:
"Life" is the first ____ in "lifetime". There are two ____s in "lifetime".
Is the answer I am looking for simply "word", or is there another word for this?
Additionally, would a name be considered the same? For example, if someone were named "Hammerfist", would you say that this name is a compound word and would the same rule listed above apply here?