survivre etymology

French word survivre comes from Latin vixi, Latin super, and later Latin supervivo (I outlive. I survive.)

Detailed word origin of survivre

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
vixi Latin (lat)
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.
supervivere Late Latin (LL)
supervivo Latin (lat) I outlive. I survive.
survivre Old French (fro) To survive (to continue to exist). To survive (to outlive, for example a spouse).
survivre French (fra) (intransitive) to survive. (transitive, with à) to outlive. (transitive, with à) to survive (an accident).

Words with the same origin as survivre

Descendants of super
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