From Proto-Indo-European *sent- (“to feel”). Cognate with Lithuanian sintėti (“to think”), Old High German sinnan (“to go; desire”).
sentiō (present infinitive sentīre, perfect active sēnsī, supine sēnsum); fourth conjugation
- I feel; I perceive with the senses
, Metamorphoses 1.553
- Hanc quoque Phoebus amat positaque in stipite dextra
sentit adhuc trepidare novo sub cortice pectus
- But yet Phoebus loves her in this form and pressing his right hand
he feels still the trembling heart under the bark.
- I perceive: I notice mentally
- I have an opinion; I feel an emotion
c. 100 CE – 110 CE
, Histories 1.1
- ...ubi sentire quae velis et quae sentias dicere licet.
- ...where to feel what you wish, and what you feel to say, is permitted.
- (feel, perceive with the senses): percipiō