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Middle English, short for assotted, past participle of assotten to be a fool, make a fool of, become infatuated, from Old French assoter, asoter to treat as a fool, from a- (from Latin ad-) + sot fool
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“Sotted.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sotted. Accessed 12 December 2019.
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