Origin of Perceive
From Middle English perceiven, from Old French percevoir, perceveir, from Latin percipere, past participle perceptus (“take hold of, obtain, receive, observe"), from per (“by, through") + capere (“to take"); see capable. Compare conceive, deceive, receive.
Middle English perceiven from Old French perceivre from Latin percipere per- per- capere to seize kap- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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