From Middle English sewen, seowen, sowen, from Old English sīwian, sēowian, sēowan, from Proto-Germanic *siwjaną ("to sew"), from Proto-Indo-European *syewh₁- ("to sew"). Cognate with Scots sew ("to sew"), North Frisian saie, sei, Saterland Frisian säie ("to sew"), Danish sy, Polish szyć, Russian шить, Swedish sy, Latin suō, Sanskrit सीव्यति. Related to seam.
From Middle English sew, from Old English sēaw, from Proto-West Germanic *sauw.
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