zetten

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch setten, from Old Dutch setten, from Proto-Germanic *satjaną, from Proto-Indo-European *sodéye-, causative of *sed- (to sit).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

zetten (past singular zette, past participle gezet)

  1. to set, to put
  2. (printing) to typeset
  3. to make ready, prepare
    thee zetten: to make tea

Conjugation[edit]

Note: The present and past tense plural forms are identical. Therefore, in contexts where confusion may occur, additional words such as toen and nu are used to remove any ambiguity.

Derived terms[edit]