super etymology

English word super comes from Proto-Indo-European *eḱs, Latin *eks-uper, Proto-Indo-European *uperi

Detailed word origin of super

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.
super English (eng) Of excellent quality, superfine.. Better than average, better than usual; wonderful. (informal) Very; extremely (used like the prefix super-).

Words with the same origin as super

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