swefn

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Proto-Germanic *swefnaz, from Proto-Indo-European *swepno-, an extension of *swep- (sleep). Cognate with Old Saxon sweƀan, Old Norse svefn (Icelandic svefn, Norwegian svevn, Swedish sömn); the Proto-Indo-European root also led to Ancient Greek ὕπνος (húpnos), Latin somnus, Old Irish suan, Old Church Slavonic съпати (Russian спать), Latvian sapnis.

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Noun[edit]

swefn n

  1. dream

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