verb (used with or without object)
Origin of sodden
verb (used without object), seethed or (Obsolete) sod; seethed or (Obsolete) sod·den or sod; seeth·ing.
verb (used with object), seethed or (Obsolete) sod; seethed or (Obsolete) sod·den or sod; seeth·ing.
Origin of seethe
Examples from the Web for sodden
It is a kind of hell, but not the spiraling inferno the Stalker Virgil led Dante through, but a sodden, sloppy Tartarus.Geoff Dyer Takes on Andrei Tarkovsky’s Film ‘Stalker’ in ‘Zona’|Chris Wallace|February 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
There is Walker McNally, a sodden drunk for whom the pouring and stirring of a drink becomes a kind of sexual foreplay.
The Bishop of Tronyem over the ankles in the sodden, trodden pasture—sticking in the mud of Sulitelma!Feats on the Fiord|Harriet Martineau
As they vanished behind a distant bluff, I turned to the sodden wreck of the deserted camp, and began actively to pack my mules.Tracks of a Rolling Stone|Henry J. Coke
Except one or two sodden mattresses and a huddled bunch of mouldy bed coverings, there was nothing of the slightest value.The Rushton Boys at Treasure Cove|Spencer Davenport
The great trees in Shenstone Park stood gaunt and bare, spreading wide arms over the sodden grass.The Mistress of Shenstone|Florence L. Barclay
Old Foyne desired that I would send him next day a piece of English beef; and another of pork, sodden with onions.
- dulled, esp by excessive drinking
- (in combination)a drink-sodden mind
Word Origin for sodden
Word Origin for seethe
"soaked or softened in water," 1820, earlier "resembling something that has been boiled a long time" (1590s), originally "boiled" (c.1300), from Old English soden "boiled," strong past participle of seoþan "to cook, boil" (see seethe). For sense evolution from "heat in water" to "immerse in water" cf. bath.
Old English seoþan "to boil," also figuratively, "be troubled in mind, brood" (class II strong verb; past tense seaþ, past participle soden), from Proto-Germanic *seuthan (cf. Old Norse sjoða, Old Frisian siatha, Dutch zieden, Old High German siodan, German sieden "to seethe"), from PIE root *seut- "to seethe, boil."
Driven out of its literal meaning by boil (v.); it survives largely in metaphoric extensions. Figurative use, of persons or populations, "to be in a state of inward agitation" is recorded from 1580s (implied in seething). It had wider figurative uses in Old English, e.g. "to try by fire, to afflict with cares." Now conjugated as a weak verb, and past participle sodden (q.v.) is no longer felt as connected.