15th cent. Borrowed from Latin consultare 'id.,' from consulere "to advise" and frequentive suffix -tare (see note under faltar).
From Proto-Italic *kom-sel-e/o- 'id.' From *kom- "within" (see co-) and *sel-e/o- "to take." From Proto-Indo-European *slh1-e/o- 'id.'
French consulter, Italian consultare
Old Irish selb "possession," Welsh helw 'id.'
Gothic saljan "to sacrifice," Old Norse selja 'id.,' Old High German sellan "to sell," Old Saxon gi-sellian 'id.,' Old English sellan 'id.' (English to sell)
Ancient Greek ἑλεῖν (eleîn) "to take"