subtera

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Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin subterraneus, sub- +‎ tera

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /supˈtera/
  • Hyphenation: sub‧te‧ra

Adjective[edit]

subtera (accusative singular subteran, plural subteraj, accusative plural subterajn)

  1. underground

Ido[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Esperanto subtera. Equivalent to sub +‎ tero +‎ a.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

subtera

  1. subterranean, underground (below ground level, under the surface of a landmass)
    • 1913, Progreso, vol. 5, page 207.
      La speci, quin on trovas en la kaverni, esas ofte sama, kam ti qui, sur la tero, vivas sub la stoni od en humida loki: e ca habiteyi konstitucas naturala transiro inter la surtera e la subtera vivo.
      The species that one finds in the caves are often the same as those that on the surface lives under the stones or in humid places: and these habitats constitute a natural transition between the aboveground and the underground life.
    Li konstruktis subtera urbo pro la dessalubra aero surtere.
    They built a subterranean city because of the unhealthy air above ground.