Meanings

1.
place, human settlement, habitation
(The only notable English members are "saloon" and "salon".)
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Word Family

Root: *sel-o-

The core idea of this root was:

habitat, human settlement

It’s the origin of the Romance salon and the English variation saloon and also of the Slavic “selo” which means village.

In German, it ended up being the word for society: Gesellschaf. That  originally meant “people who are in a room together”.

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