Talk:super

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I'm not happy with this entry.

  1. adjective and interjection shouldn't share an entry
  2. in all the same ways it's also used as an adverb (super cool, super sexy etc)
  3. is the "combining form" entry legitimate? aren't these just derived terms? I'm pretty sure German can use super freely as a prefix but it's more limited in English.

Should the adj/int section be split 3 ways including adverb with the syns reproduced under each?

I'm not sure where to put the Japanese translation - especially as regards this "combining form".

Hippietrail 02:57, 25 May 2004 (UTC)

Isn't super also a contraction of superintendent? Polyglot 00:15, 24 July 2005 (UTC)

From [[wikipedia:Super]:

As an all-purpose adjective super was one of the characteristic words of "swinging London" in the 1960s and 1970s, replacing fab and gear from the early 60s, but its history in the language is much older.

58.147.24.196 01:34, 9 January 2006 (UTC)

Isn't super comparable as: super, superior, supreme? The pages for superior and supreme claim things like 'more superior', but I've never heard anyone use these in speech. And, the Latin for super compares: superus, superior, supremus. What do you think? Elbbom 18:03, 18 May 2009 (UTC)

Latin etymology[edit]

Latin etymology is currently Proto-Indo-European *uperi. How does this relate to Proto-Indo-European *upéri? Hongthay (talk) 19:40, 3 September 2013 (UTC)