withsetten etymology

Middle English word withsetten comes from Old English settan (To set, establish, place, make.)

Detailed word origin of withsetten

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
settan Old English (ang) To set, establish, place, make.
wiþsettan Old English (ang) To set against, withstand, oppose.
withsetten Middle English (enm) (transitive) To block or obstruct; hinder. (transitive) To deflect (a blow); foil (a plan or scheme). (transitive) To mount an opposition against; hold out against; withstand; oppose; resist. (transitive) To seize (goods); confiscate. (transitive) To set aside (rules).

Words with the same origin as withsetten

Descendants of settan
besetten setten upset upsetten withsetting