Greetings forum. I recently noticed that in TV shows and films set in East Coast Italian American communities, characters will often say "assètt" (my attempt at transcription) to invite someone into their home or offer a seat. My guess is that this originally comes from a Neapolitan or other regional equivalent for 'siediti', or perhaps a past participle implying an imperative. Am I more or less correct? I'm also curious whether this expression simply means 'take a seat', or whether it has a larger meaning, in the vein of 'make yourself comfortable' or 'installe-toi' in French.