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Disappointing etymology

A footnote to the latest musings from thamiris:

I just looked up "obsession" in the dictonary to discover that the word's derived from the Latin "obsidere", which is ob + sedere, sit. Sit? That's it? You sit there and you think about stuff? It's so passive, so unsexy, unless someone's seated beneath you on the chair. Damn language.
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