set etymology

Middle English word set comes from Old English set (Seat.), Proto-Indo-European *sédt (To sit down.), Proto-Indo-European - éyeti, Old Norse sæti, Old English sǣte

Detailed word origin of set

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
set Old English (ang) Seat.
*sédt Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) To sit down.
- éyeti Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
sæti Old Norse (non)
sǣte Old English (ang)
*sodéyeti Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) To set, to seat, to cause to sit.
*set- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*sitjaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To sit.
sittan Old English (ang) To sit.
*satīniz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) A setting, placing, position.
ġeseten Old English (ang)
sette Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as set

Descendants of set
gainset sete sette upset upsetten
Descendants of *sédt
andsete aset celle nesten nicetee nist nyce nys nyst sadel sadlen see sege setel setle settle seuere soote sot sote withsetting
Descendants of - éyeti
ansete nest se selle seotel seware sille siten