surrender etymology

English word surrender comes from Old French (842-ca. 1400) sur- (Over, on top of.), Old French (842-ca. 1400) rendre (To give back; to return (something).)

Detailed word origin of surrender

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
sur- Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Over, on top of.
rendre Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) To give back; to return (something).
surrendre Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) To give up; to hand over.
surrender English (eng) (ambitransitive, blackjack) To abandon (one's hand of cards) and recover half of the initial bet.. (intransitive, or, reflexive) To give oneself up into the power of another, especially as a prisoner; to submit or give in.. (military, by extension, transitive) To yield (a town, a fortification, etc.) to an enemy.. (reflexive) To yield (oneself) to an influence, emotion, passion, etc.. [...]

Words with the same origin as surrender

Descendants of sur-
survey
Descendants of rendre
render rendezvous