beseten etymology

Middle English word beseten comes from Proto-Germanic *sitjaną, German be-, Proto-Germanic *bi- (By, at; a general locative prefix.), German sitzen

Detailed word origin of beseten

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*sitjaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
be- German (deu) Inseparable verbal prefix that signifies discussing or mentioning the object.. Inseparable verbal prefix that signifies touching the object.. Inseparable verbal prefix that signifies working on something or change of state.
*bi- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) By, at; a general locative prefix.
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.
sittan Old English (ang) To sit.
*bisitjaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To sit among, sit near.
besittan Old English (ang) To sit as the master of, hold, possess.. To sit near; sit about, surround, beset.
beseten Old English (ang)
besetten Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as beseten

Descendants of *sitjaną
besetten besitten
Descendants of *bi-
bedoven begalewen begirden begraven begreten behoven beknowen belirten belouken bereden beschrewen besinken bi cause bifon bigirden biheveden bilimpen bischilden biseggen biwedden biwesten blinnen buten defilen