supper etymology

English word supper comes from Proto-Indo-European *su-, and later Proto-Germanic *sūpaną (To drink; sip; slurp; gulp.)

Detailed word origin of supper

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*su- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) pig
*sūpaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To drink; sip; slurp; gulp.
suppa Latin (lat)
suppa Late Latin (LL)
soupe French (fra) Soup.
supe Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Soup (comestible liquid).
souppe Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm) Soup (comestible liquid).
soupe Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm)
soper Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) To supper; take supper Supper (evening meal).
supper English (eng) (Scotland, Northern Ireland, slang) A meal from a chip shop consisting of a deep-fried food with chips.. A drinker, especially one who drinks slowly (i.e., one who sups).. Any meal eaten in the evening; dinner eaten in the evening, rather than at noon.. Food consumed before going to bed. To consume a snack before retiring.. To eat dinner (see above).

Words with the same origin as supper

Descendants of *su-
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