supreme etymology

English word supreme comes from Latin *eks-uper, Proto-Indo-European *uperi, Proto-Indo-European *eḱs, and later Latin summus (Highest, greatest, the most high.)

Detailed word origin of supreme

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*eks-uper Latin (lat)
*uperi Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*eḱs Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) out of  , out, out of
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.
suprême Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm)
supreme English (eng) (transitive, cooking) To divide a citrus fruit into its segments, removing the skin, pith, membranes, and seeds. (botany) Situated at the highest part or point.. (sometimes, _, postpositive) Greatest, most excellent, extreme, most superior, highest, or utmost.. Dominant, having power over all others. (cookery) A breast of chicken or duck with the wing bone attached.. (cookery) Anything from [...]

Words with the same origin as supreme

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