survol etymology

French word survol comes from French vol (Flight. Stealing, theft, robbery.), French surmonter

Detailed word origin of survol

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
vol French (fra) Flight. Stealing, theft, robbery.
surmonter French (fra) (transitive) to overcome, to surmount, to get over. (transitive) to top, to crown (a building, etc.).
survol French (fra) Flying over (act of flying over something). Skim through (quick browse).