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

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Vedetta detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*wóyde Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) To have seen, to know.
-ionem Latin (lat)
-ere Italian (ita) Used, with a stem, to form the infinitive of many Italian verbs.
*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.
vedere Italian (ita) To find out. To grasp (an idea). To look at. To meet. To see. To visit.
vedetta Italian (ita) Lookout (person on guard). Patrol ship.

Words with the same origin as vedetta

Descendants of *wóyde
avvisare evidente guida guidare invidia preavviso prevedere prevedibile provvedere prudente prudenza rivedere visibile visione visitare visitatore visivo viso vista visto visuale
Descendants of -ere
affare avere avuto bere chiedere conoscere credere detto dire essere fare mettere perdere piacere potere promesso rispondere sapere scelto scrivere tenere vivere voluto