From Dutch and German - Infinitive = Smelten (= To smelt).
The word is used in both Dutch and German, they are not the same language.
1). To smelt ore in order to get metal from it, or produce metal in this way. The separation of the metal usually requires a chemical change.
2). To undergo fusing or melting in the process of smelting.
3). Fish of northern waters: a small silvery sea or freshwater fish.
4). Smelt as food: the oily flesh of a smelt as food.
5). Past tense of to smell.
1). Smelting tin and copper ore into bronze bars.
2). The ores are being smelted.
3). Fish native to Northern waters. - from Family Osmeridae.
4). Flesh of Smelt fish (See definition 3).
5). Past tense of to smell - came from the fish that stank.
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