From Middle Dutch segghen, from Old Dutch *seggen, from Proto-Germanic *sagjaną, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *sekʷ-. Compare Low German seggen, German sagen, English say, Danish sige. The irregular past tense is a common Ingvaeonic development of the northern dialects, seen also in brein and zeil.
The irregular past tense is used in the Netherlands, while the weak past forms are used primarily in Flanders.
- Plural form of zegge