withseien etymology

Middle English word withseien comes from Old English secgan (To say, tell, declare.)

Detailed word origin of withseien

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
secgan Old English (ang) To say, tell, declare.
withseien Middle English (enm) (law) to appeal, to contest the validity of a legal decision. (law) to challenge, to contest the validity of a claim or argument. (law) to disavow, to contest the validity of an oath. To contemn, to display contempt for. To decline, to refuse to do or accept. To disparage; to denounce. To protest, to deny; to refute, to speak out against, to oppose in speech. To refuse; to forbid, to refuse [...]

Words with the same origin as withseien

Descendants of secgan
man seieth seien seien aye