surge etymology

English word surge comes from Latin surgere

Detailed word origin of surge

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
surgere Latin (lat)
surgir Old Catalan (roa-oca)
surgir Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
sourgir Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm)
surgen Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
surge English (eng) (electricity) A sudden electrical spike or increase of voltage and current.. (nautical) The swell or heave of the sea. (FM 55-501).. (obsolete) A spring; a fountain.. A sudden transient rush, flood or increase.. The maximum amplitude of a vehicle's forward/backward oscillation. The tapered part of a windlass barrel or a capstan, upon which the cable surges, or slips. (intransitive) To rush, [...]

Words with the same origin as surge

Descendants of surgere
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