Survey etymology


English word survey comes from Old French sour-, Old French veeir

Etymology of survey

Detailed word origin of survey

Dictionary entry Language Definition
sour- Old French (fro)
veeir Old French (fro)
surveer Old French (fro)
surveyen Middle English (enm)
survey English (en) To determine the form, extent, position, etc., of, as a tract of land, a coast, harbor, or the like, by means of linear and angular measurements, and the application of the principles of geometry and trigonometry. To examine and ascertain, as the boundaries and royalties of a manor, the tenure of the tenants, and the rent and value of the same.. To examine with reference to condition, [...]

Words with the same origin as survey

Descendants of sour-