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Sur

[soor]
noun
a town in S Lebanon, on the Mediterranean Sea: site of ancient port of Tyre.

sur-

1
a prefix meaning “over, above,” “in addition,” occurring mainly in loanwords from French and partial calques of French words: surcharge; surname; surrender; survive.
Compare super-.


Origin:
Middle English < Old French < Latin super- super-

sur-

2
variant of sub- before r: surrogate.
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Sur or Sour (sʊə)
 
n
transliteration of the Arabic name for Tyre
 
Sour or Sour
 
n

sur-1
 
prefix
Compare super- over; above; beyond: surcharge; surrealism
 
[from Old French, from Latin super-]

sur-2
 
prefix
a variant of sub- : surrogate

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sur-
prefix meaning "over, above, beyond, in addition," especially in words from Anglo-Fr. and O.Fr., from O.Fr. sour-, sor-, sur-, from L. super (see super-).
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SUR
Society of Uroradiology
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