- above, especially when used in referring to parts of a text.
Origin of supra
- a prefix meaning “above, over” (supraorbital) or “beyond the limits of, outside of” (supramolecular; suprasegmental).
Origin of supra-
loco supra citato
- See u.s.1.
- see above (used especially to refer a reader to parts of a text).
vide ut supra
- see as (stated) above (used especially to refer a reader to parts of a text).
Related Words for supraprior, introductory, previous, head, lead, leading, foregoing, forward, pioneer, front, pioneering, aforesaid, antecedent, anterior, before, erstwhile, former, heretofore, other, past
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Historical Examples of supra
Supra fasciam, denticuli; supra denticulos, folia Corinthia.Byzantine Churches in Constantinople
Alexander Van Millingen
The seventh objection is that we have already discussed ('supra', p. 178).Criticisms on "The Origin of Species"
Thomas H. Huxley
Regarding the Indian native princes, see Archer and Chirol, supra.The New World of Islam
The ball is slightly different from figure B (supra), in that it is here perfect, and figure B gives but two parts of the missile.
See description of the argument of the case of the Nereid, supra, 133-34.The Life of John Marshall Volume 4 of 4
Albert J. Beveridge
- above, esp referring to earlier parts of a book etc
Word Origin for supra
- over, above, beyond, or greater thansupranational; supramolecular
Word Origin for supra-
- where (mentioned or cited) above
word-forming element meaning "above, over, beyond, before," from Latin supra "above, over, before, beyond," in supera (parte), literally "on the upper (side)," from old fem. ablative singular of superus (adj.) "above," related to super "above, over" (see super-).
- Above; over; on top of:supracostal.
- Greater than; transcending:supraliminal.