See also: súper, super-, Super, süper, and souper

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EnglishEdit

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Etymology 1Edit

From Latin super ‎(above), from Pre-Italic or Proto-Indo-European *eks-uper, from *eḱs ‎(out of) (English ex-), from *h₁eǵʰs + *uperi (English over). Cognate to hyper, from Ancient Greek.

AdjectiveEdit

super ‎(not comparable)

  1. Of excellent quality, superfine.
  2. better than average, better than usual; wonderful.
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AdverbEdit

super ‎(not comparable)

  1. (informal) Very; extremely (used like the prefix super-).
    The party was super awesome.

Etymology 2Edit

From superintendent

NounEdit

super ‎(plural supers)

  1. (informal, US) Abbreviation of superintendent in the sense of a building's resident manager, sometimes clarified as "building super".

Etymology 3Edit

From superannuation

NounEdit

super ‎(usually uncountable, plural supers)

  1. (Australia, New Zealand, informal, uncountable) Short form of superannuation, the Australian/New Zealand retirement benefits or pension scheme.
    Jane looked forward to collecting a large super payout when she retired.

Etymology 4Edit

Shortened form of superhive.

NounEdit

super ‎(plural supers)

  1. (beekeeping) An empty box placed above the existing boxes of the beehive in order to allow the colony to expand or store additional honey.
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VerbEdit

super ‎(third-person singular simple present supers, present participle supering, simple past and past participle supered)

  1. (beekeeping) To add or to place a super atop the existing boxes of the beehive.
    • 1917 Dadant, C. P., First Lessons in Beekeeping; revised & rewritten edition, 1968, by M. G. Dadant and J. C. Dadant, p 73:
      The question is: when is the best time to super?

Etymology 5Edit

Shortened form of superhero.

NounEdit

super ‎(plural supers)

  1. (comics, slang) superhero.

Etymology 6Edit

Shortened form of supernumerary.

NounEdit

super ‎(plural supers)

  1. (theater) Someone outside the normal company, but appearing on stage with no lines to speak.
    • 1905, Baroness Emmuska Orczy, chapter 2, in The Affair at the Novelty Theatre[1]:
      For this scene, a large number of supers are engaged, and in order to further swell the crowd, practically all the available stage hands have to ‘walk on’ dressed in various coloured dominoes, and all wearing masks.

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CzechEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English, from French, from Latin super

AdjectiveEdit

super

  1. (informal) super
    • Můj brácha si koupil super auto, to musíš vidět!
      Ten výlet byl prostě super!

Usage notesEdit

This adjective is (unlike the typical Czech adjective) inflexible and there is no declension. It's slightly more formal than supr, yet it should never appear in a formal text (there you shoud use skvělý, vynikající and similar instead).

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InterjectionEdit

super

  1. (informal) super

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DanishEdit

AdverbEdit

super

  1. (informal) very

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EsperantoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin super

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

super

  1. above

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

super m, f ‎(invariable)

  1. superb, great

AdverbEdit

super

  1. (informal) extremely, very (as an intensifier)
    Il est super beau
    he's very handsome

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InterjectionEdit

super

  1. great, fantastic

VerbEdit

super

  1. to suck, to sip

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GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

super ‎(not comparable)

  1. (colloquial) super, great, awesome

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InterlinguaEdit

PrepositionEdit

super

  1. about (focused on a given topic)

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

English

AdjectiveEdit

super ‎(invariable)

  1. super

NounEdit

super m ‎(invariable)

  1. The best
  2. superphosphate

super f ‎(invariable)

  1. The best grade of petrol

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From *eks-uper, which consists of Proto-Indo-European *eḱs ‎(out of) (Latin ex) and *uperi. Former from *h₁eǵʰs, latter cognate to Ancient Greek ὑπέρ ‎(hupér, above) and Proto-Germanic *uber (English over).

PronunciationEdit

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PrepositionEdit

super ‎(+ accusative or ablative)

  1. accusative [of place] above, on the top of, upon
    Cibus super mensam est.
    The food is on the table.
  2. accusative [of place] above, beyond
    • (la, Jerome, Vulgate, Genesis, 1, 2)
  3. accusative [of measure] above, beyond, over, in addition to
  4. "accusative" cover over protectively

QuotationsEdit

Usage notesEdit

  • The usage governing ablatives is rare or poetic.
  • Used in many compound words, see super-.

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DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • super in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • super in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • super” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[2], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the river is over its banks, is in flood: flumen super ripas effunditur
  • super” in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[3], pre-publication website, 2005-2016

PolishEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

super ‎(indeclinable, comparative bardziej super, superlative najbardziej super)

  1. (colloquial) great, excellent

AdverbEdit

super ‎(comparative bardziej super, superlative najbardziej super)

  1. (colloquial) excellently

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PortugueseEdit

AdjectiveEdit

super ‎(invariable, comparable)

  1. (intensifier) very, excessively
    super legal - very nice

SpanishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

super ‎(invariable)

  1. (intensifier) very, mega

SwedishEdit

VerbEdit

super

  1. present tense of supa.
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