swelt

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Etymology 1[edit]

Old English sweltan. Cognate to Dutch zwelten (to die).

Verb[edit]

swelt (third-person singular simple present swelts, present participle swelting, simple past and past participle swelted)

  1. (obsolete except dialect) To die.
  2. (obsolete except dialect) To succumb or be overcome with emotion, heat, etc.; to faint or swelter
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Bishop Hall to this entry?)

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

swelt

  1. (obsolete) simple past tense of swell

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