From Middle Dutch setten, from Old Dutch setten, from Proto-Germanic *satjaną, from Proto-Indo-European *sodéye-, causative of *sed- (“to sit”).
zetten (past singular zette, past participle gezet)
- to set, to put
- (printing) to typeset
- to make ready, prepare
- thee zetten: to make tea
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.