sayen etymology

Middle English word sayen comes from Proto-Italic *sekʷōr (Follow, come/go after.)

Detailed word origin of sayen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*sekʷōr Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Follow, come/go after.
*sekʷ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to follow  , to say, to accompany, to follow, to see, notice, to follow, accompany, to see
sector Latin (lat) I follow continually, attend, accompany.. I follow after, pursue, chase.. I seek after/out One who cuts or cuts off, cutter.. A purchaser or bidder at a sale of confiscated goods. (feminine: sectrix).
*sokʷ-h₁-yé- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*sagjaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To say.
seċġan Old English (ang)
sayen Middle English (enm)