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EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German setzen, from Old High German sezzen, from Proto-Germanic *satjaną, from Proto-Indo-European *sodéyeti. Cognate with Hunsrik setze, English set, Dutch zetten.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈzɛtsən/, [ˈzɛtsn̩]
  • (file)

VerbEdit

setzen (third-person singular simple present setzt, past tense setzte, past participle gesetzt, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to set; to put
  2. (reflexive, of a person) to sit down
    • 1915, Franz Kafka, Der Process, Verlag: Die Schmiede (1925), page 5:
      K. wollte sich setzen, aber nun sah er, daß im ganzen Zimmer keine Sitzgelegenheit war, außer dem Sessel beim Fenster.
      K. wanted to sit down, but now he saw that there was no seat in the whole room apart from the armchair at the window.
  3. (reflexive, of particles or contents) to settle

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LuxembourgishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German sezzen, from Proto-Germanic *satjaną. Cognate with Hunsrik setze, German setzen, English set, Dutch zetten, Icelandic setja.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

setzen (third-person singular present setzt, past participle gesat, auxiliary verb hunn)

  1. (transitive) to put, to place, to set
  2. (transitive) to plant
  3. (reflexive) to sit down, to take a seat
  4. (transitive) to typeset
  5. (reflexive) to settle

ConjugationEdit

Regular
infinitive setzen
participle gesat
auxiliary hunn
present
indicative
imperative
1st singular setzen
2nd singular setz setz
3rd singular setzt
1st plural setzen
2nd plural setzt setzt
3rd plural setzen
(n) or (nn) indicates the Eifeler Regel.

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