sweart

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Old English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *swartaz (black), from Proto-Indo-European *swordo- (dirty, dark, black). Cognate with Old Frisian swart, swert, Old Saxon swart, Old Dutch swart (Dutch zwart), Old High German swarz (German schwarz), Old Norse svartr (Swedish svart).

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Adjective[edit]

sweart

  1. swarthy, black, dark; gloomy; evil, infamous
    • Uncertain date, Unknown author, Beowulf[1], lines 166–167:
      Heorot eardode, / sincfage sel - sweartum nihtum;
      O'er Heorot he lorded, / gold-bright hall, in gloomy nights;

Declension[edit]

Weak Strong
singular plural singular plural
m n f m n f m n f
nominative swearta swearte swearte sweartan nom. sweart swearte sweart swearta, -e
accusative sweartan swearte sweartan acc. sweartne sweart swearte swearte sweart swearta, -e
genitive sweartan sweartra, sweartena gen. sweartes sweartes sweartre sweartra
dative sweartan sweartum dat. sweartum sweartum sweartre sweartum
instrumental swearte


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