From Middle English seen, from Old English sēon ("to see, look, behold, perceive, observe, discern, understand, know"), from Proto-West Germanic *sehwan, from Proto-Germanic *sehwaną ("to see"), from Proto-Indo-European *sekʷ- ("to see, notice").
Cognate with West Frisian sjen ("to see"), Dutch zien ("to see"), Low German sehn, German sehen ("to see"), Danish, Swedish and Norwegian Bokmål se ("to see"), Norwegian Nynorsk sjå ("to see"), and more distantly with Latin sīgnum ("sign, token"), Albanian shih ("look at, see") imperative of shoh.
From Middle English se, see, from Old French sie ("seat, throne; town, capital; episcopal see"), from Latin sedes ("seat"), referring to the bishop's throne or chair (compare seat of power) in the cathedral; related to the Latin verb sedere.
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