- a prefix meaning “within,” used in the formation of compound words: intramural.
Origin of intra-
- from inside; from within.
- within the walls, as of a city.
Examples from the Web for intra
A boat was leaving for Intra, so he went on board, and at Intra took the train for Milan.The Devourers
Annie Vivanti Chartres
But Sophy said that she had ordered a carrozzella to go shopping in Intra for Bobby.
At three she went upstairs to change her tea-gown for the drive to Intra.
Intra quatuor decim dies, commodatum ni redderis, neque belle custodieris, alio tempore dominus: Non habeo dicet.French Book-plates
Quando vis exprimere quia brevis est, primis labris sonat; quando exprimis longam, intra palatum sonat.The Roman Pronunciation of Latin
Frances E. Lord
- within; insideintravenous
Word Origin and History for intra
word-forming element meaning "within, inside, on the inside," from Latin intra "on the inside, within," related to inter "between," from PIE *en-t(e)ro-, from root *en "in" (see in). Commonly opposed to extra-, but the use of intra as a prefix was rare in classical Latin.
- A prefix meaning inside or within, as in intravenous, within a vein.