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PIE root

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)

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


Inflection of zetten (weak)
infinitive zetten
past singular zette
past participle gezet
infinitive zetten
gerund zetten n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular zet zette
2nd person sing. (jij) zet zette
2nd person sing. (u) zet zette
2nd person sing. (gij) zet zette
3rd person singular zet zette
plural zetten zetten
subjunctive sing.1 zette zette
subjunctive plur.1 zetten zetten
imperative sing. zet
imperative plur.1 zet
participles zettend gezet
1) Archaic.

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.

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