settle etymology

Middle English word settle comes from Latin sido, Middle English sett, and later Proto-Indo-European *sodéyeti (To set, to seat, to cause to sit.)

Detailed word origin of settle

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)
*sodéyeti Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) To set, to seat, to cause to sit.
*sedlo- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*sed-lo- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*setlaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Seat; chair; settle.
setl Old English (ang) Seat, bench, throne. Setting (of sun etc.). Sitting, residence.
seotel Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as settle

Descendants of sido
andsete ansete aset nest nesten nestlen nice nicetee nyce nyst se see sege selle seotel sete setil setle sett sille soote sote umbesetten upset withsetting
Descendants of sett
celle sadlen set setel seten seuere siten sot