swerd

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English sweord.

Noun[edit]

swerd (plural swerds)

  1. sword (weapon)

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Old Saxon[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *swerdą (literally ‘pricking, piercing thing’), of uncertain origin, but most likely ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *swer- (‘fester, suppurate’ later ‘pierce, wound’). Cognate with Old Frisian swerd (West Frisian swurd), Old English sweord (English sword), Old Dutch swert (Dutch zwaard), Old High German swert (German Schwert), Old Norse sverð (Danish sværd, Norwegian sverd, Swedish svärd)

Noun[edit]

swerd n

  1. a sword

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