zoet

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /zut/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: zoet
  • Rhymes: -ut

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch soete, from Old Dutch suoti, from Proto-West Germanic *swōtī, from Proto-Germanic *swōtuz, from Proto-Indo-European *sweh₂dus.

Adjective[edit]

zoet (comparative zoeter, superlative zoetst)

  1. sweet-tasting
  2. sweet, pleasant
  3. calm; well-behaved, like an obedient child
  4. fresh, potable, not saline.
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of zoet
uninflected zoet
inflected zoete
comparative zoeter
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial zoet zoeter het zoetst
het zoetste
indefinite m./f. sing. zoete zoetere zoetste
n. sing. zoet zoeter zoetste
plural zoete zoetere zoetste
definite zoete zoetere zoetste
partitive zoets zoeters
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Afrikaans: soet
  • Berbice Creole Dutch: suti, sutu
  • Negerhollands: soet, sut
  • Petjo: soet
  • Skepi Creole Dutch: soot
See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From the adjective zoet.

Noun[edit]

zoet n (uncountable)

  1. the taste sweet
  2. sweets, such as candy
  3. (figuratively) good things in life
  4. an endearment similar to English sweetie or sweetheart.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Middle Dutch soet, from Proto-Germanic *sōtą.

Noun[edit]

zoet n (uncountable)

  1. (dated) soot
    Synonym: roet

Etymology 4[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

zoet

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