overseas etymology

English word overseas comes from English over-, English seas

Detailed word origin of overseas

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
over- English (eng) Above, or higher. Excessively. Superior. Surrounding or covering.
seas English (eng)
overseas English (eng) Abroad.. Across a sea. (used with ethnicities, nationalities, or religious affiliations) Living (being resident) in a foreign country.. Abroad.. Across a sea.

Words with the same origin as overseas

Descendants of over-
overboard overcoat overcome overdose overjoyed overload overrated overrun oversight overthrow overtime overweight