soprano etymology

English word soprano comes from Italian sopra (Above. On top. Up Above. More than. On, onto. Over Top.), Proto-Indo-European *eḱs, Latin -anus, Latin *eks-uper, Proto-Indo-European *uperi

Detailed word origin of soprano

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
sopra Italian (ita) Above. On top. Up Above. More than. On, onto. Over Top.
*eḱs Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) out of  , out, out of
-anus Latin (lat) Of or pertaining to; -ian; usually indicates a relationship of position, possession, or origin.
*eks-uper Latin (lat)
*uperi Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
super Latin (lat) Accusative [of measure] above, beyond, over, in addition to. Accusative [of place] above, beyond. Accusative [of place] above, on the top of, upon.
*superānus Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
*superanus Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
superanus Late Latin (LL)
*superanus Latin (lat) (Vulgar Latin) sovereign, chief (Vulgar Latin) sovereign, chief, lord, ruler, etc.
soprano Italian (ita) A singer, commonly a woman, with a register higher than alto and the rest of the parts: soprano leggero, soprano lirico. Instrument that performs the soprano part: flauto soprano. The upper part in harmony for mixed voices: parte di soprano.
soprano English (eng) To sing or utter with high pitch, like a soprano singer. Musical part or section higher in pitch than alto and other sections.. Person or instrument that performs the soprano part.

Words with the same origin as soprano

Descendants of *eḱs
assure ensure sovereign sum summary summer summit sup super superb superior superiority supernatural supervise supervisor supreme sure surround survey survival survive
Descendants of -anus
ancient certain chaplain comedian dean figure figured greek magician mean meaning means methane physician politician romance romano serene suburban trojan urban veteran villain
Descendants of *uperi
superstition superstitious supervision surname surrender surveillance