Origin of Seek
From Middle English seken (also sechen), from Old English sÄ“Ä‹an (“to seek; try to find, to look for, make search for; try to get; strive to effect, aim at, strive after; seek after, try to provide for; try to find out by investigation or examination; enquire about; try to learn by asking, ask, ask for, inquire; look to for, expect from; visit, go to; resort to; go, move, proceed; approach, attain to; attack, pursue, follow"), with influence from Old Norse sÅ“kja, whence the hard /k/ sound (compare beseech); both from Proto-Germanic *sōkijanÄ… (“to seek") (compare West Frisian sykje, Low German söken, Dutch zoeken, German suchen, Danish søge). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *sehâ‚‚g- (“to seek out").
Middle English sechen, seken from Old English sēcan sāg- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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