swa

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Papiamentu swa.

Noun[edit]

swa ? (??? please provide the plural!, ??? please provide the diminutive!)

  1. (slang) mate
    Ey swa, alles goed? — Oi mate, how you doing?

Anagrams[edit]


Gothic[edit]

Romanization[edit]

swa

  1. Romanization of 𐍃𐍅𐌰

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *swa, *swē (so), from Proto-Indo-European *swē, *swō and Proto-Indo-European *se. Cognate with Old Frisian sa (West Frisian sa), Old Saxon (Low German so), Old Dutch (Dutch zo), Old High German (German so), Old Norse svá (Icelandic svo, Danish and Swedish , Norwegian so, ), Gothic 𐍃𐍅𐌰 (swa), Latin si (from an earlier form suad), Oscan 𐌔𐌅𐌀𐌝 (svaí), Umbrian sve, Ancient Greek ὡς (hōs) (earlier ϝος (wos)).

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

swā

  1. that, of that
    Æt men fiftene peningas, and æt horse healf swa
    15 pennies for a man, and half that for a horse.

Adverb[edit]

swā

  1. so, thus
    Nis hit na swa.
    It is not so.
  2. to the extent stated; to a great extent, so, very
    Ðu meaht swa wide geseon.
    You could see so far.
  3. doubled as a correlative: the...the...
    Swa norðor swa smælre.
    The further north, the narrower the land.
  4. doubled as a comparative: as...as...
    Swa hwit swa snaw.
    As white as snow.

Conjunction[edit]

swā

  1. so, with the result that
  2. on condition that

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: swo, so
    • English: so

Papiamentu[edit]

Noun[edit]

swa

  1. pal

Sranan Tongo[edit]

Noun[edit]

swa

  1. acid