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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.



zouten (past singular zoutte, past participle gezouten)

  1. To salt.


The weak past participle gezout also occurs.

Inflection of zouten (weak with strong past participle)
infinitive zouten
past singular zoutte
past participle gezouten
infinitive zouten
gerund zouten n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular zout zoutte
2nd person sing. (jij) zout zoutte
2nd person sing. (u) zout zoutte
2nd person sing. (gij) zout zoutte
3rd person singular zout zoutte
plural zouten zoutten
subjunctive sing.1 zoute zoutte
subjunctive plur.1 zouten zoutten
imperative sing. zout
imperative plur.1 zout
participles zoutend gezouten
1) Archaic.