soprano etymology

French word soprano comes from Italian sopra (Above. On top. Up Above. More than. On, onto. Over Top.), Proto-Indo-European *eḱs, Latin -anus, Latin *eks-uper, Proto-Indo-European *uperi

Detailed word origin of soprano

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
sopra Italian (ita) Above. On top. Up Above. More than. On, onto. Over Top.
*eḱs Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
-anus Latin (lat) Of or pertaining to; -ian; usually indicates a relationship of position, possession, or origin.
*eks-uper Latin (lat)
*uperi 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.
*superānus Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
*superanus Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
superanus Late Latin (LL)
*superanus Latin (lat) (Vulgar Latin) sovereign, chief (Vulgar Latin) sovereign, chief, lord, ruler, etc.
soprano Italian (ita) A singer, commonly a woman, with a register higher than alto and the rest of the parts: soprano leggero, soprano lirico. Instrument that performs the soprano part: flauto soprano. The upper part in harmony for mixed voices: parte di soprano.
soprano French (fra) Soprano.

Words with the same origin as soprano

Descendants of *eḱs
assurance assurer consommateur consommation consommé sommation somme sourcil souverain super suprématie suprême supérieur supériorité sur surnaturel surtout surveiller survie survivant survivre survoler sûr sûreté
Descendants of -anus
africain ancien brésilien certain chrétien citoyen crânien doyen lointain magicien moyen musicien mécanicien politicien putain pute quotidien romain roman samaritain terrien urbain vétéran
Descendants of *uperi
consommer surface surnom surpasser surprise surveillance