surnoun

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Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old French surnoun, from Late Latin supernōmen, suprānōmen; equivalent to sur- +‎ noun.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /surˈnuːn/, /ˈsurnun/

Noun[edit]

surnoun

  1. epithet, nickname
  2. surname, family name
  3. alias, appellation

References[edit]


Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

surnoun m (oblique plural surnouns, nominative singular surnouns, nominative plural surnoun)

  1. (Anglo-Norman) additional name
  2. (Anglo-Norman) nickname

Descendants[edit]

  • French: surnom
  • Middle English: surnoun
  • Middle English: surname (partial calque)

References[edit]