Этимология [ 'sEz ] (verb.) 14th century. Middle English, from Old French seisir (“to put in possession of", "to take possession of”), from Late Latin sacīre, of Germanic origin, from Low Frankish *sakjan (“to sue, bring a legal charge against”), from Proto-Germanic *sakōjanan (“to charge, seek legal action against”), from Proto-Indo-European *sāg(')- (“to track”). Cognate with Old High German sahhan (“to argue, scold”), Old English sacian (“to strive, contend”). More at sake.