Set, das

The gender of this Anglicism for a placemat on a dining table has not been finally established, as das Set (genitive: des Set) or der Set (genitive: des Sets) are possible, according to Canoo. The word can be made more specific by speaking of a Tischset . The origin is unclear, though there may be a connection to the English verb, to set the table, or the noun, a setting, meaning the (countable) ensembles of cutlery and serviette arranged at each place by a waiter before a meal begins.

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