swerian

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *swarjaną, from Proto-Indo-European *swer- (to protect, to guard); cognate with Old Frisian swera (West Frisian swarre), Old Saxon swerian (Low German swören, sweren), Old Dutch sweren (Dutch zweren), Old High German sweren (German schwören), Old Norse sverja (Danish sværge, Swedish svära), Gothic 𐍃𐍅𐌰𐍂𐌰𐌽 (swaran).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

swerian

  1. (clarification of this Old English definition is being sought) to swear

Conjugation[edit]

(3 singular preterite swōr, preterite plural swōron, past participle (ge)sworen)

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Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *swarjaną, from Proto-Indo-European *swer- (to protect, to guard); cognate with Old English swerian (English swear), Old Dutch sweren (Dutch zweren), Old Frisian swera (West Frisian swarre), Old High German sweren (German schwören), Old Norse sverja (Danish sværge, Swedish svära), Gothic 𐍃𐍅𐌰𐍂𐌰𐌽 (swaran).

Verb[edit]

swerian

  1. to swear

Conjugation[edit]

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