summary etymology

English word summary comes from Latin super, and later Latin summus (Highest, greatest, the most high.)

Detailed word origin of summary

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
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.
summus Latin (lat) Highest, greatest, the most high.
summarius Malayalam (mal)
summary English (eng) (legal) Performed by cutting the procedures of a standard and fair trial.. Concise, brief or presented in a condensed form. Performed speedily and without formal ceremony. An abstract or a condensed presentation of the substance of a body of material.

Words with the same origin as summary

Descendants of super
assure ensure soprano sum summer summit supreme sure surname surrender surveillance survey survival survive