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 History of this Word

"juxta" is from "juxta" (near) spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.


In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

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grammar is modifier

"juxta-" is a type of prefix


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

Examples of how the word is used

juxta- illustration It is an ironic juxtaposition of events.
juxta- illustration The exercises are guided by forcing juxtaspinal muscles to work in new ways.