sorprendere etymology

Italian word sorprendere comes from Old French pren-, Old French sur- (Over, on top of.)

Detailed word origin of sorprendere

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
pren- Old French (fro)
sur- Old French (fro) Over, on top of.
sousprendre Old French (fro)
sorprendere Italian (ita) (transitive) to surprise, astonish, amaze. (transitive) to surprise, catch, catch out.