verb (surnam, ing)
- 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.
Etymology: < sour-, sur- < super (over, above, beyond) < (PIE.) base
- To give a .
- To call by a .
- uper (over), the comparative of base
- upo (under); + nameEtymology, name.
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