sitzen etymology

German word sitzen comes from Latin sido, Middle English sett, and later Proto-Indo-European *sédt (To sit down.)

Detailed word origin of sitzen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
sido Latin (lat) I sink down, I sink out of sight.. I sit down, I seat oneself, I settle.
sett Middle English (enm)
*sed- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*set- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*sédt Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) To sit down.
*sitjaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To sit.
*sitten Old High German (goh)
sitzen Middle High German (gmh)
sitzen German (deu) (intransitive) to sit; to perch. (intransitive) to stay (in one place); to remain; to be (in a particular place or state). (intransitive, colloquial) to do time; to spend time in jail. (intransitive, colloquial, of a strike, a comment, etc.) to hit home; to have a significant effect. (intransitive, in certain constructions, e.g. with voller) to be. (intransitive, of clothing) to fit.