setzen

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German[edit]

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From Old High German sezzen from Proto-Germanic *satjaną. Cognate with English set and Dutch zetten.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈzɛtsən/, [ˈzɛtsn̩]

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setzen (third-person singular simple present setzt, past tense setzte, past participle gesetzt, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to set; to put
  2. (reflexive, of a person) to sit down
    • 1915, Franz Kafka, Der Process, Verlag: Die Schmiede (1925), page 5:
      K. wollte sich setzen, aber nun sah er, daß im ganzen Zimmer keine Sitzgelegenheit war, außer dem Sessel beim Fenster.
      K. wanted to sit down, but now he saw that there was no seat in the whole room apart from the armchair at the window.
  3. (reflexive, of particles or contents) to settle

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Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German sezzen, from Proto-Germanic *satjaną. Cognate with German setzen, English set, Dutch zetten, Icelandic setja.

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setzen (past participle gesat, auxiliary verb hunn)

  1. (transitive) to put, to place, to set
  2. (transitive) to plant
  3. (reflexive) to sit down, to take a seat
  4. (transitive) to typeset
  5. (reflexive) to settle

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