assedio etymology

Italian word assedio comes from Latin obsideo, and later Latin obsidium ((military) A siege, blockade.)

Detailed word origin of assedio

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
obsideo Latin (lat) (transitive) I detain, hold captive. (transitive, military) I besiege; hem in, beset (a city).. I frequent, haunt, inhabit.. I occupy, fill, possess.. I sit, remain, abide, stay.. I watch closely; I am on the lookout for.
obsidium Latin (lat) (military) A siege, blockade.
assedio Italian (ita) (military, figuratively) A siege.