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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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