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 History of this Word

"super" ("beyond, over, above") spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.


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

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grammar is modifier

"super-" is a type of prefix


A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "over", "above", or "to a very high degree" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

super- illustration We're going to teach you how to survive an unexpected stay in the wilderness.
super- illustration The brain is superactive from the ages of 4 to about 10.