zoet

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch soete, from Old Dutch *suoti, from Proto-Germanic *swōtuz, from Proto-Indo-European *sweh₂dus. Cognate with Low German sööt, West Frisian swiet, German süß, English sweet, Danish sød.

Adjective[edit]

zoet (comparative zoeter, superlative zoetst)

  1. sweet.
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Noun[edit]

zoet n (uncountable)

  1. sweets
  2. (figuratively) good things in life
  3. an endearment similar to English sweetie or sweetheart.

Verb[edit]

zoet

  1. first-, second- and third-person singular present indicative of zoeten
  2. imperative of zoeten

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Dutch soet (soot). Ultimately from Proto-Germanic *sōtą (lit. "what sits on", whence "soot"), a derivation of *sitjaną (to sit), whence also Dutch zitten (to sit). Cognate to English soot.

Noun[edit]

zoet n (uncountable)

  1. (dated) soot
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