sedeo

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *sed-. Cognates include Sanskrit सीदति (sīdati), Old Church Slavonic сѣдѣти (sěděti), Old English sittan (English sit). Confer sīdo (I settle, I sink down).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

present active sedeō, present infinitive sedēre, perfect active sēdī, supine sessum

  1. I sit, I am seated.
  2. I sit in an official seat; sit in council or court, hold court, preside.
  3. I keep the field, remain encamped.
  4. I settle or sink down, subside.
  5. I sit still; remain, tarry, stay, abide, linger, loiter; sit around.
  6. I hold or hang fast or firm; I am established.

InflectionEdit

This verb lacks almost all passive forms. Only the third-person singular passive forms are known.

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DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • sedeo in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
Last modified on 17 April 2014, at 21:02