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supra-

(word root) above, over, beyond the limits of
Examples of words with the root supra-: supramolecular, supraorbital
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supra-

pref.
1. Above; over; on top of: suprarenal.
2. Greater than; transcending: supramolecular.

[Latin, from suprā, above, beyond; see uper in Indo-European roots.]
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supra-

prefix
over, above, beyond, or greater than: supranational; supramolecular.
[from Latin suprā above]
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su•pra

(ˈsu prə)

adv.
above, esp. when used in referring to parts of a text. Compare infra.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin suprā (preposition) on top of, above, exceeding, (adv.) on top, higher up; akin to super-]

supra-

a prefix meaning “above, over” (supraorbital) or “beyond the limits of, outside of” (suprasegmental). Compare super-.
[see supra]
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Translations

supra-

prefüber-; (esp with foreign words) → supra-; supranationalüberstaatlich, supra- or übernational
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