We can see the end now. And in that vein, view.
View showed up in the earlyfifteenth century meaning a formal inspection of land, not taking on the current meaning until the mid fifteenth century. It comes from the Anglo French vewe, view, and Old French veue, which can mean brightness, appearance, or vision and is from the verb veoir, to see. The French took their word from the classical Latin videre, to see. So while it always had something to do with sight, it’s taken on some pretty weird subsets over the years.