obsideo

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From ob (before) + sedeō (I sit).

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present active obsideō, present infinitive obsidēre, perfect active obsēdī, supine obsessum

  1. I sit, remain, abide, stay.
  2. I frequent, haunt, inhabit.
  3. (military) I beset, besiege, hem in.
    • 405, Jerome and others, Vulgate, Daniel 1:1
      anno tertio regni Ioachim regis Iuda venit Nabuchodonosor rex Babylonis Hierusalem et obsedit eam
      In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah came Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon unto Jerusalem, and besieged it.
  4. I occupy, fill, possess.
  5. I watch closely; I am on the lookout for.

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