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An act of love that fails is just as much a part of the divine life as an act of love that succeeds, for love is measured by fullness, not by reception.
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Pronunciation

  • enPR: sûr'nām, IPA: /ˈsɜː(r)neɪm/, SAMPA: /"s3:(r)neIm/

Etymology

From Middle English < Old French sour-, sur- < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] super (over, above, beyond) < base Proto-Indo-European *uper (over), the comparative of the base Proto-Indo-European *upo (under); + name.

Noun

Singular
surname

Plural
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surname ({{{1}}})
  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.

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Verb

Infinitive
to surname

Third person singular
surnam

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to surname (third-person singular simple present surnam, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To give a surname.
  2. To call by a surname.

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