- To boil or seethe; to heat a fluid:
- To cook or heat (especially used of processing ceramics or ingredients)
- To break down or process one's consumed food using stomach acid; to digest.
- (rare, figuratively) To make pure; to revitalise.
While the past singular forms in seth- and present forms in seth- were spelt the same way, the past forms' vowel was /ɛː/ while the present forms had /eː/.
Conjugation of sethen (strong class 2)
|1st person singular||sethe||seth, sith, sothe|
|2nd person singular||sethest||seth, sith, sothe, *sethest|
|3rd person singular||setheth, seþeþ, seeth, siþ||seth, sith, sothe|
|singular||sethe||seth, sith, sothe|
|sethende, sethinge||(i)sode(n), (i)sothe(n)|
- English: seethe (sodden is from the former past participle)
- Scots: seth, seith, seethe (sodden is from the former past participle)