door no. 3

December 3, 2020

We often talk about terms and think that our conversation partner has the same understanding of the term as we do. However, this is not the way it is. We use a variety of abstract terms, each with its own interpretation and experience. Therefore, it is very helpful to clarify the term at the beginning and take a closer look at the subject.


What does "sovereign" have to do with "super"?

  1. Super is the increase of sovereign. If I am super sovereign, I am better than just sovereign.

    This logic is certainly not entirely wrong, but this is not the connection we are looking for.

  2. The people are the sovereign, they say. But I don’t know whether that is super.

    This connection is also not what we are looking for.

  3. That has to do with the origin of the term – “sovereign” has developed from the Latin word “super” (above) into the French word “souverain” (supreme, highest, excellent). Thus “super” is basically the linguistic precursor of “sovereign”.

    Bingo – the origin of the term establishes the connection. Correct!