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 History of this Word

"extra" is from "exterus" ("beyond, outside, besides") spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.


In this sense, "extra" is a word added to another word to make a new word.

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grammar is modifier

"extra-" is a type of prefix


A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "outside" or "beyond" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

extra- illustration There are several ways to participate to the Extraordinary Jobs for Ordinary People newsletter.
extra- illustration Are you an extrovert or introvert?