hyper- etymology

English word hyper- comes from Proto-Indo-European *upo (Under, below.)

Detailed word origin of hyper-

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*upo Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Under, below.
*upér- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) over, above
ὑπέρ Ancient Greek (grc)
hyper- English (eng) Excessive. Existing in more than three spatial dimensions. Linked non-sequentially. Over, above or beyond.

Words with the same origin as hyper-

Descendants of *upo
above moreover open over overboard overcome overseas overtime souvenir sub subject submit substance subtle succeed success sudden suffer suggest sum summer summit support suspect suspicion