surface etymology

French word surface comes from French face, French surmonter

Detailed word origin of surface

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
face French (fra) Face (anatomy). Face (geometry). Head (of a coin). Surface, side.
surmonter French (fra) (transitive) to overcome, to surmount, to get over. (transitive) to top, to crown (a building, etc.).
surface French (fra) Surface.