Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-West Germanic *keusan, from Proto-Germanic *keusaną, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵews- (taste, choose). Cognate with Old Frisian kiāsa, Old Saxon kiosan, Old High German kiosan, Old Norse kjósa, Gothic 𐌺𐌹𐌿𐍃𐌰𐌽 (kiusan). The Indo-European root was also the source of Latin gustus (taste), Albanian desha (chosen).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈt͡ʃe͜oː.sɑn/, [ˈt͡ʃe͜oː.zɑn]

VerbEdit

ċēosan

  1. to choose, select
  2. to elect
  3. to accept

ConjugationEdit

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DescendantsEdit

  • Middle English: chesen, chosen