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Etymology of super and over

Posted by Johannes on 10 December 2011

Both super and over come from the Latin super, which merely is a transliteration of the Greek yper/hyper [over, super; Gr: υπέρ].

In modern Greek (Romeika, Rumca):
a) yper: super, over, hyper- [Gr: υπέρ]
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One Response to “Etymology of super and over”

  1. theo said

    It’s possible that the word yper/Hyper comes in greek from the arameic word shupra (pronounced shufra) which means the best. The expresion “shufra de shufra” is still use today in Hebrew and means “The Best of the Best”

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