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Seguir – Persecute, Sequel

Seguir, Spanish meaning “to follow”, sounds like it has nothing to do with anything.

But it does, in a subtle way. It comes from the Latin sequi, which means “to follow.” From the same root we get:

  • Persecute – from the Latin persequi; the per means “through”, and the sequi is the same “follow”.
  • Sequel – directly from the Latin sequi for “follow”, via French.
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