Last modified on 29 March 2014, at 22:49
From Middle Dutch sucht, socht, from Old Dutch *suft (“sigh, sip”), from Proto-Germanic *suf- (“to sip”), from Proto-Indo-European *sū-, *sew- (“sap, moisture; to rain, drip, suck”). Cognate with Middle Low German sucht (“a sigh”), German Seufzer (“a sigh”).
zucht m (plural zuchten, diminutive zuchtje n)
- first-, second- and third-person singular present indicative of zuchten
- imperative of zuchten
From Middle Dutch suchte, from Old Dutch suhti, suhte (also sufte which is a hypercorrection), from Proto-Germanic *suhtiz. Cognate to German Sucht and Old Norse sótt. Related to ziek.
zucht f (plural zuchten, diminutive zuchtje n)
- longing, desire
- a pathological desire or craving
- (usually used in compounds) a disease, sickness