possedere etymology

Italian word possedere comes from Latin sedeo, Latin potis (Able, capable, possible.)

Detailed word origin of possedere

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
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.
potis Latin (lat) Able, capable, possible.
possessum Latin (lat)
possedere Italian (ita) (transitive) to master (a subject, a language, etc.). (transitive) to possess, have, own.

Words with the same origin as possedere

Descendants of sedeo
cellula posseduto possesso presidente presidenza presidenziale sede sedere sedia seduta sella vicepresidente
Descendants of potis
onnipotente possibile potente potenza potere pozione