sessus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

sedeō (to sit) +‎ -tus (action noun suffix). Only once attested in Apuleius, but continued by most Romance varieties.

Noun[edit]

sessus m (genitive sessūs); fourth declension

  1. a sit, sitting

Declension[edit]

Fourth-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative sessus sessūs
Genitive sessūs sessuum
Dative sessuī sessibus
Accusative sessum sessūs
Ablative sessū sessibus
Vocative sessus sessūs

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Descendants[edit]

  • Catalan: ses
  • >? Galician: cenzo
  • Old French: ses (perh. crossed with sēdēs)
  • Old Italian: sesso
  • Aromanian: shes
  • Romanian: șes
  • Portuguese: sesso
  • Sardinian: assessu
  • Spanish: sieso

References[edit]

  • sessus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • sessus in Gaffiot, Félix, Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette, 1934