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Etymology 1[edit]

Latin suprā (above)


supra (not comparable)

  1. (law) Used to indicate that the current citation is from the same source as the previous one.

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Etymology 2[edit]

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From Georgian სუფრა (supra)


supra (plural supras)

  1. A traditional Georgian feast.
    • 2006, Mathijs Pelkmans, Defending the Border, part II, chapter v, 125:
      When I met Bejan and Enver at the supra, they enthusiastically told me that I was about to experience true Georgian hospitality.
    • 2011, Paul Manning and Zaza Shatirishvili, “The Exoticism and Eroticism of the City” in Urban Spaces after Socialism, eds. Tsypylma Darieva et al., 279:
      We might add here the tendency of kinto poetry to be associated with articulating and eliciting love and desire (whether heterosexual, homoerotic or homosexual), as well as the noted homoeroticism of the supra ritual itself with which the kinto is associated.
    • 2013, Adrian Brisku, Bittersweet Europe, chapter i, 14:
      The supra became the symbol of hospitality manifested by a particular way of eating, drinking and feasting in which guests are treated with outmost[sic] attention.



supra (accusative singular supran, plural supraj, accusative plural suprajn)

  1. upper



From Old Latin suprād, superā.



suprā (not comparable)

  1. (of place) above, on the top, on the upper side
  2. (of time) before, previously, formerly
    Quae supra scripta est.
    Which was previously written.
  3. (of number or measure) more, beyond, over

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Usage notes[edit]

  • When pertaining to time it especially refers to any thing previously said or written.



suprā (+ accusative)

  1. (of location) over, above, beyond
    Supra naturam.
    Above nature.
  2. (of time) before
    Supra septingentesimum annum.
    Paulo supra hanc memoriam.
  3. (of number, degree, or quantity) over, above, beyond, more than
  4. (of employment or office) over, in authority over, in charge of
    Quos supra somnum habebat.

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  • supra in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • supra in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “supra”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • supra” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • as I said above: ut supra (opp. infra) diximus, dictum est




  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of suprir
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of suprir
  3. first-person singular imperative of suprir
  4. third-person singular imperative of suprir