12th cent. Old Spanish veer. Form Latin videre 'id.'
From Proto-Italic *wid-ē- 'id.' From Proto-Indo-European *u̯id-eh1- "to see." From the root *u̯ei̯d- "to see," "to know."
Romance: Western Vulgar Latin: Asturian ver, Portuguese ver, Galician ver, Catalan veure, French voir, Itailan vedere ; Eastern Vulgar Latin: Aromanian ved, Romanian vedea ; Sardinian: biri
Italic: South Picene videtas "you see"
Indo-European: Celtic: Old Irish ro-finnadar "to find out;" Germanic: Gothic witan "to know," Old Norse vita "," Old High German wizzan "," Old Saxon witan 'id.,' Old English witan 'id.' (English to wit); Balto-Slavic: Old Church Slavonic věděti "to know," Russian védat' "to manage," Czech věděti "to know," Polish wiedzieć 'id.,' Slovene vẹ́dẹti 'id.,' Old Prussian waist 'id.;' Hellenic: Ancient Greek εἰδέναι (eidémai) "to know;" Armenian: egit "he found;" Indo-Iranian: Sanskrit ved- "to find," Old Avestan vīnastī "he finds"