Taking that next deep breath of air; Getting the Oxygen into your lungs, and whatever it took for you to do this. There is nothing more 'basic' than that.Reducing the definition of survival for a human to its most fundamental or basic level..??
It comes from two Latin words: super, which means 'above, over, or beyond' and vivere, which means 'to live'. These two words word combined to produce the verb supervivere, which over time morphed into the Provençal word sobrevivre and the Old French sourvivre.