Common Latin root?

StuartB2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Common Latin root?

Does the verb s'asseoir and the crude English word for one's posterior share a common root?
Asked 1 year ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Stuart,

No, they are from different roots.

Ass/arse in the meaning of slang for butt/behind, comes from the Latin asinus meaning donkey.

Asseoir derives from Latin assidere (to sit down).

Common Latin root?

Does the verb s'asseoir and the crude English word for one's posterior share a common root?

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