ME < OFr sur-, sour- < L super, supra, over: see super-
Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition
Middle English from Old French from Latin super-uper in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Sur Sentence Examples
The doctrine of " Emboitement " is contained in the Considerations sur le principe de vie (1705); the preface to the Theodicee (1710); and the Principes de la nature et de la grace (§ 6) (1718).
2 Considerations sur les corps organises, chap. x.
Essai sur la formation des corps organises, 1751, xiv.
The Recherches sur l'organisation des corps vivants, which sketches out Lamarck's doctrines, was published in 1802; but the full development of his views in the Philosophic zoologique did not take place until 1809.