From earlier zode, from Middle Dutch sode (“something boiled”), from Old Dutch *sōtho, from Proto-Germanic *sauþô, from the same root as zieden (“to boil”). Cognate with Sod- in German Sodbrennen.
zooi f (plural zooien, diminutive zooitje n or zootje n)
- mess, chaos
- (colloquial) things, a huge quantity of stuff
- (archaic) something boiled