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From Middle English seed, sede, side, from Old English sēd, sǣd (seed, that which is sown), from Proto-Germanic *sēdiz (seed), from Proto-Indo-European *seh₁tis (corresponding to Proto-Germanic *sēaną (to sow) +‎ *-þiz), from *seh₁- (to sow, throw). Cognate with West Frisian sied (seed), Dutch zaad (seed), Low German Saad (seed), German Saat (sowing; seed), Icelandic sæði (seed), Danish sæd (seed), Swedish säd (seed), Latin satio (seeding, time of sowing, season). More at sow.