souverain etymology

French word souverain comes from Proto-Indo-European *eḱs, Latin -anus, Latin *eks-uper, Proto-Indo-European *uperi, and later Old French soverain (Sovereign.)

Detailed word origin of souverain

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*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 Latin (lat) (Vulgar Latin) sovereign, chief (Vulgar Latin) sovereign, chief, lord, ruler, etc.
soverain Old French (fro) Sovereign.
souverain French (fra) Sovereign Sovereign.

Words with the same origin as souverain

Descendants of *eḱs
assurance assurer consommateur consommation consommé sommation somme soprano sourcil 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