survive etymology

English word survive comes from Latin super, Latin vixi

Detailed word origin of survive

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.
vixi Latin (lat)
supervivere Late Latin (LL)
supervivere Latin (lat)
survivre Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) To survive (to continue to exist). To survive (to outlive, for example a spouse).
survivre Anglo-Norman (xno)
survive English (eng) (intransitive) Of a person, to continue to live; to remain alive.. (intransitive) Of an object or concept, to continue to exist.. (transitive) To live longer than; to outlive.. (transitive) To live past a life-threatening event.. (transitive, sports) Of a team, to avoid relegation or demotion to a lower division or league.

Words with the same origin as survive

Descendants of super
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