Origin of surbasedfrom surbase + -ed having a surbase
Origin of surbased< Fr surbaissé < sur- (see sur-) + baissé, pp. of baisser, to lower < VL *bassiare < bassus: see base designating an arch whose rise is less than half its span
Having a surbase.
Of or being an arch having a rise less than half its span.
Origin of surbasedFrom French surbaissé past participle of surbaisser to flatten sur- intensive pref. ( from Old French; see sur- . ) baisser to lower ( from Old French baissier ) ( from Vulgar Latin bassiāre ; see abase . )