sedeo

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *sedēō, from Proto-Indo-European *sed-, the same root as sīdō. Cognates include Sanskrit सीदति (sīdati), Old Church Slavonic сѣдѣти (sěděti), Old English sittan (English sit). Confer sīdo (I settle, I sink down).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

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.

Inflection[edit]

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

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References[edit]

  • sedeo in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879