surplus etymology

French word surplus comes from French plus, French surmonter

Detailed word origin of surplus

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
plus French (fra) Plus, the symbol + (after a verb) more, -er (indicating a higher degree or quantity). (before a noun) more (indicating a greater quantity; followed by de). (preceded by a definite article) most, -est (used to form superlatives of adjectives and adverbs). (usually with the negative particle ne, see usage notes below) no longer, not ... any more. More (supplementary, preceded by de). More, -er [...]
surmonter French (fra) (transitive) to overcome, to surmount, to get over. (transitive) to top, to crown (a building, etc.).
surplus French (fra) Surplus.

Words with the same origin as surplus

Descendants of plus