superstition etymology

English word superstition comes from Latin supersto (I stand over or upon. I survive.)

Detailed word origin of superstition

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
supersto Latin (lat) I stand over or upon. I survive.
superstitio Latin (lat) Superstition.
superstition Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm)
superstition English (eng) A belief, not based on human reason or scientific knowledge, that future events may be influenced by one's behaviour in some magical or mystical way.

Words with the same origin as superstition

Descendants of supersto