sentir etymology

French word sentir comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₂wes-, Proto-Germanic *wesaną (To consume, feast To be. To exist. To remain.)

Detailed word origin of sentir

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*h₂wes- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*wesaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To consume, feast To be. To exist. To remain.
*sent- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
sentio Latin (lat) I feel; I perceive with the senses. I have an opinion; I feel an emotion. I perceive: I notice mentally.
sentir French (fra) (intransitive) to smell (to have a certain odor). (reflexive) to feel (in oneself). (reflexive) to show, be felt (of effect, improvement etc.). (transitive) to feel (physical perception). (transitive) to feel, be aware of, be conscious of. (transitive) to have the character, manner, feeling or appearance of; to give a feeling of. (transitive) to smell of, taste of. (transitive) to taste. [...]