MEANING: adjective: 1. Self-referential.
2. Relating to members of its own category.
adverb: In a self-referential manner.
noun: Something that is self-referential.
prefix: Denoting transformation, transcending, going beyond, etc.

ETYMOLOGY: From Greek meta (after, beyond, behind, beside, among, etc.). Earliest documented use: 1838.

METSA - so-so; half-way

MEETA - what you might do to a body comin' through the rye

NETA - your first and best butterfly-catching equipment

mđť’‡ ETA - utter a Greek vowel at moderate loudness