sweltan

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Old English[edit]

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From Proto-Germanic *sweltaną. Cognate with Old Saxon sweltan, Old High German swelzan, Old Norse svelta ( > Danish svelte), Gothic 𐍃𐍅𐌹𐌻𐍄𐌰𐌽 (swiltan).

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sweltan

  1. to die

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Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *sweltaną, whence also Old English sweltan, modern Dutch zwelten.

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sweltan

  1. to die
    gisāhun iro barn qualmu sueltan — they saw their child die (Heliand, verse 750)

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