zouten

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch souten, from Old Dutch *saltan, from Proto-Germanic *saltaną. The verb was originally a class 7 strong verb, but the verb became weak early on and only the strong past participle was preserved. The past form would have been *zielt, parallel to houden and hield.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

zouten (past singular zoutte, past participle gezouten)

  1. To salt.

Conjugation[edit]

The weak past participle gezout also occurs.