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20 September 2018
Common Latin root?
Does the verb s'asseoir and the crude English word for one's posterior share a common root?
This question relates to:French lesson "Conjugate reflexive verb s'asseoir in Le Présent (present tense)"
21 September 2018
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).
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