sup etymology

English word sup comes from Proto-Indo-European *eḱs, Latin *eks-uper, Proto-Indo-European *uperi, and later Latin superior (Higher. Previous, preceding. Superior.)

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Detailed word origin of sup

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*eḱs Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) out of  , out, out of
*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.
superior Latin (lat) Higher. Previous, preceding. Superior.
superus Latin (lat) Being above.
superior English (eng) A person of higher rank or quality.. The senior person in a monastic community. (botany) Above the ovary; said of parts of the flower which, although normally below the ovary, adhere to it, and so appear to originate from its upper part; also of an ovary when the other floral organs are plainly below it in position, and free from it.. (botany) Belonging to the part of an axillary flower [...]
sup English (eng) (mathematics) Upper limit.

Words with the same origin as sup

Descendants of *eḱs
assure ensure soprano sovereign sum summary summer summit super superb superior superiority supernatural supervise supervisor supreme sure surround survey survival survive
Descendants of *uperi
superstition superstitious supervision surname surrender surveillance