SEAT SHaiT Shin-Tahf
ROOTS: Old English sittan (to sit) and Latin sedere (to sit) are linked to IE “root” sed (to sit). Man was given a SEAT, שת SHaiT (buttocks - Isaiah 20:4), on which to SIT or to שת SHahT (place, station, set - Genesis 41:35) himself. שת SHahT is a SET foundation (Isaiah 19:10) or basis, as is a יסוד Yi$OAD (Leviticus 4:7). סדר $eDeR is a SET, SETTLED order (Job 10:22), as in the Passover ritual meal, the סדרSaY’DeR or the prayer book: סדור SiDOOR.
BRANCHES: The cognates of SEAT listed at IE “root” sed include: ASSESS, ASSIDUOUS, DISSIDENT, ERSATZ, HOSTAGE, OBSESSION, POSSESS, PRESIDE, RESIDE, SADDLE, SEANCE, SEDATE, SEDENTARY, SEDILIA, SEDIMENT, SEE, SESSION, SETTLE, SEWER (see below), SIEGE (see “SIEGE”), SITZBATH, SOIL, SOOT, SUBSIDE, SUBSIDY, SUPERCEDE and SYNIZESIS. The natural link between SITTING down and SETTING down is SET down in Celtic:
Gaelic suidhe is sitting, like Old Irish sude , Welsh sedde and Latin sedes.
Gaelic suidhe-lair is framework, groundwork. Gaelic suidhich is to lay, SET, arrange, SETTLE the terms of a house, farm or marriage.
This last usage application will interest those who know that a שדוך SHiDOOKH is a marriage arrangement. E.D. Klein of A Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the Hebrew Language thinks שדךSHaDahKH (to arrange a marriage) is from Aramaic-Syriac terms of soothing and appeasement. Yes, SEDATED means SETTLED, and before Big Pharm it was easier to see the ties between arranged SETTLEMENT and both SEDATIVE and SEDATION. But, no, Hebraicists, Mandaic (dialect of Aramaic) שדיכה SHiDeeYKHAh doesn’t mean “rest” like “at ease,” but “rest” like “all SETTLED, all arranged.” EDK cites Arabic sadika (was quiet, was calm… an M132 metathesis of שקט SHeQeDT, quiet, calm), since pre-Edenics Hebraists have no clue that Semitic is also a corruption of Edenic, and that global data from anywhere helps understand our universal human roots from Eden.
Webster’s derives SEWER and SEWAGE from an invented S-D root meaning “to sit.” See “SEWER.” This doesn’t sit or smell right. צוא Tsadi-Vav-Aleph in Zechariah 3:3 means “filthy.”
צואה TSoWAH means filth or dung. צאTsadi-Aleph means outgoing, here for the digestive system (see “EXIT”). The צ-ו Tsadi-Vav provides the S-W of SEWER. Even the ז-ר Zayin-Resh ofזרם ZaRahM (pour – Psalms 77:18 and זרמה ZiRMaH (emission – Ezekiel 23:20) has better sound and sense as an etymon for SEWER than sed (to sit). The Amer. Heritage Dict. often has their heads in the gutter, but their etymology of SEWER does not involve sitting and expelling waste. Their etymology is merely shoddy: from an invented Vulgar Latin *exaquaria.
The anatomical SEAT is the buttocks. One would expect a SEAT (buttocks)-SIT-SET relationship in the Language of Creation. Not only does the Hebrew Bible not turn to this root to the sewer, but Adam and Eve’s son, who will SET the foundation of much of the future is named שת SHaiT (Seth -- Genesis 4:25) A few global “buttocks” words with fricative-dental include Bulgarian zadaiv, Dutch zitvlak, Finnish istua and čʰixtš (Chipaya/Bolivia).
Slavic sitters include:
SeDeTi (sitting) -- Serbo-Croatian [Altru Kveb ], Slovak
Sesti (to sit) -- Serbian
Siadzieć (to sit) – Belarusian
sidet' сидеть (sit) – Russian
SieDzenie (seat, buttocks) -- Polish
sjesti (to sit) – Croatian
sydity (to sit) -- Ukrainian
See "CHAISE," "INSTALL" and "SET."