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noun 
  1. A name that indicates to which family a person belongs, normally following that person"s given name(s) in Western culture, in English included, and preceding it in Eastern.
verb (surnam, ing)
  1. To give a .
  2. To call by a .
Etymology: < sour-, sur- < super (over, above, beyond) < (PIE.) base
  • uper (over), the comparative of base
  • upo (under); + nameEtymology, name.



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