super etymology

French word super comes from Proto-Indo-European *eḱs, Latin *eks-uper, Proto-Indo-European *uperi

Detailed word origin of super

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*eḱs Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*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.
super French (fra) Superb, great (informal) extremely, very (as an intensifier) Great, fantastic.

Words with the same origin as super

Descendants of *eḱs
assurance assurer consommateur consommation consommé sommation somme soprano sourcil souverain suprématie suprême supérieur supériorité sur surnaturel surtout surveiller survie survivant survivre survoler sûr sûreté
Descendants of *uperi
consommer surface surnom surpasser surprise surveillance