besetten etymology

Middle English word besetten comes from Proto-Germanic *satjaną, Proto-Germanic *bi- (By, at; a general locative prefix.), Old English settan (To set, establish, place, make.), German be-, German sitzen

Detailed word origin of besetten

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*satjaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*bi- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) By, at; a general locative prefix.
settan Old English (ang) To set, establish, place, make.
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.
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.
*bisatjaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To occupy, fill.
*bisitjaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To sit among, sit near.
besettan Old English (ang) To put one thing in another.. To set near, surround, beset; set about.
besittan Old English (ang) To sit as the master of, hold, possess.. To sit near; sit about, surround, beset.
beseten Old English (ang)
beseten Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as besetten

Descendants of *satjaną
bisetten
Descendants of *bi-
bedoven begalewen begirden begraven begreten behoven beknowen belirten belouken bereden beschrewen besinken besitten bi cause bifon bigirden biheveden bilimpen bischilden biseggen biwedden biwesten blinnen buten defilen
Descendants of settan
setten upset upsetten withsetten withsetting
Descendants of be-
beseten