sure etymology

English word sure comes from Proto-Indo-European *súHros (Sour, acidic, salty.), Latin sambuca, Latin se- (Separately, astray. Without.), Latin curam, Proto-Indo-European *sūr-, Proto-Indo-European *sūro-, Proto-Indo-European *suH-ro-, Latin super

Detailed word origin of sure

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*súHros Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Sour, acidic, salty.
sambuca Latin (lat) (musical instruments) A triangular harp having a very sharp, shrill tone.
se- Latin (lat) Separately, astray. Without.
curam Latin (lat)
*sūr- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) sour (milk)
*sūro- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) sour, salty, bitter
*suH-ro- 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.
sambucus Latin (lat) Elder tree, elderberry.
securus Latin (lat) Careless, negligent. Fearless. Quiet, composed, serene. Unconcerned, untroubled, carefree.
*sūraz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Sour, acidic.
*sūr Frankish (frk) Acidic, sour.
seür Old French (fro)
sur Old French (fro) Sour, biter.
sur Middle French (frm)
sure Middle English (enm)
sure English (eng) Yes. (Expresses noncommittal agreement or consent.). Yes; of course. (obsolete) Betrothed; engaged to marry.. (obsolete) Free from danger; safe; secure.. Certain in one's knowledge or belief.. Certain to act or be a specified way.. Physically secure and certain, non-failing, reliable. (modal adverb) Without doubt, certainly.

Words with the same origin as sure

Descendants of *súHros
Descendants of se-
absolute assurance assure dissolve reassure resolve secret secretary secretive secure security seduce seduction select selection separate separation sever severance sober sol solution solve
Descendants of super
ensure soprano sum summary summer summit supreme surname surrender surveillance survey survival survive