zoen

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch zoene, soen, soene, swoene (reconciliation; atonement; kiss), from Old Dutch *sōna, *swōna (reconciliation; peace; agreement), from Proto-Germanic *sōnō, *swōnō (appeasement; reconciliation; atonement; sacrifice), from Proto-Indo-European *swā-n- (healthy; whole; active; vigorous). Cognate with German Sühne (atonement). Related to Dutch gezond (healthy).

Noun[edit]

zoen m (plural zoenen, diminutive zoentje n)

  1. kiss
  2. (archaic) reconciliation, saught (act of reconciling or state of being reconciled)
  3. (archaic, chiefly religion) atonement (act of atoning)
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Non-lemma forms.

Verb[edit]

zoen

  1. first-person singular present indicative of zoenen
  2. imperative of zoenen

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