surround etymology

English word surround comes from Latin super, Latin undare

Detailed word origin of surround

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
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.
undare Latin (lat)
superundo Late Latin (LL)
suronder Middle French (frm)
sourrounden Middle English (enm)
surround English (eng) (British) Anything, such as a fence or border, that surrounds something. (transitive) To encircle something or simultaneously extend in all directions.. (transitive) To enclose or confine something on all sides so as to prevent escape.. (transitive, obsolete) To pass around; to travel about; to circumnavigate.

Words with the same origin as surround

Descendants of super
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