sitten etymology

Middle English word sitten comes from Proto-Italic *sizdō (Sit, settle.), Old English ġesett

Detailed word origin of sitten

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*sizdō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Sit, settle.
ġesett Old English (ang)
sido Latin (lat) I sink down, I sink out of sight.. I sit down, I seat oneself, I settle.
sett Middle English (enm)
*sed- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*set- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*sédt Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) To sit down.
*sitjaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To sit.
sittan Old English (ang) To sit.
sitten Middle English (enm) To sit.

Words with the same origin as sitten

Descendants of *sizdō
ansete aset celle gainset nest nesten nestlen nicetee nist nyce nyst sadlen selle set sete setel setil setle setten settle seware sille siten soote umbesetten
Descendants of ġesett
andsete nice sadel se see seten sett sote upset