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French word voir comes from Proto-Indo-European *wóyde (To have seen, to know.), Latin -ionem.

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Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*wóyde Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) To have seen, to know.
-ionem Latin (lat)
*widēō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) See.
*widtós Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Known. Seen.
*wissos Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
video Latin (lat) (passive) I am regarded, seem, appear. (passive, used impersonally) It seems proper or right. I look (at), consider, reflect (upon). I look out for, see to, care for, provide, make sure. I observe, note. I see, perceive; look (at). I understand, perceive, comprehend.
video English (eng) (dated) VHS.. A short film clip, with or without audio (as in a music video, or one of the plethora of user-generated short movies on sites such as YouTube).. Motion picture stored on VHS or some other format.. Television, television show, movie. (Britain) To record a television program. (Britain) To record using a video camera, to videotape.
vedeir Old French (fro) (early Old French).
vair Old French (fro) Changeable; that may change. Multi-colored; polychromatic. Shining; brilliant Vair (fur of a squirrel).
voir French (fra) (Louisiana French) please (used to mark the imperative) To see (to understand). To see (to visit, to go and see). To see (visually).

Words with the same origin as voir

Descendants of *wóyde
avis envie guide pourvu prudemment prudent prévoir prévu revoir revue télé vedette vis visa visage viser visible vision visiter visuel voici voilà vu évident