ce etymology

French word ce comes from Old Latin olle, Latin sedeo, Proto-Indo-European *ḱelnā, Latin sido, Middle English sett, Proto-Indo-European *ḱer-, and later Latin cilium ((Medieval Latin) eyelash. (anatomy) eyelid.)

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Detailed word origin of ce

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
olle Old Latin (itc-ola)
sedeo Latin (lat) I hold or hang fast or firm; I am established. I keep the field, remain encamped. I settle or sink down, subside. I sit in an official seat; sit in council or court, hold court, preside. I sit still; remain, tarry, stay, abide, linger, loiter; sit around. I sit, I am seated.
*ḱelnā Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
sido Latin (lat) I sink down, I sink out of sight.. I sit down, I seat oneself, I settle.
sett Middle English (enm)
*ḱer- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
ille Latin (lat) That, those, used to refer to (a) person(s) or thing(s) not close to the speaker, in contrast to hic, meaning this. "That (renowned person)" (used to cast the referent in a positive light).. "That" (referring to a person or thing away from both speaker and listener); he, she, it (Medieval Latin, Vulgar Latin) The; used as a definite article.
cella Latin (lat) A small room, a hut, barn, granary. The part of a temple where the image of a god stood; altar, sanctuary, shrine, pantry.
cilium Latin (lat) (Medieval Latin) eyelash. (anatomy) eyelid.
*sodéyeti Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) To set, to seat, to cause to sit.
cil Old French (fro)
sella Latin (lat) Saddle. Seat, chair. Sedan chair. Stool.
cele Old French (fro)
ce French (fra) This, that.

Words with the same origin as ce

Descendants of olle
a alligator cela celle cellule celui ceux elle elles holà il ils la laquelle le lequel les lesquels leur lui voilà y ça
Descendants of sedeo
Saint-Siège assidu assiette assiette anglaise assis bienséant cellier obsession possession posséder président préséance résidence résider selle seoir seyant siège siège social séance séant sédatif sédiment
Descendants of *ḱelnā
Descendants of sido
dissident gamer insidieux match niais nice niche nid possesseur session sis
Descendants of *ḱer-
chair courant courir cours cru créer dans de debout demain depuis derrière descendre dessous devant dès décider en essayer examen exemple expérience quand émission évident