swican

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *swīkaną. Cognate with Old Frisian swīka (stay far from), Old Saxon swīkan (betray, languish), Middle Dutch swiken (Dutch bezwijken (give way, sink)), Old High German swīhhan (dialectal German schweichen (wander round, deceive)), Old Norse svíkva (betray) (Swedish svika, Danish svige).

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swīcan

  1. to deceive, be treacherous

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