From Middle English swine, swin, from Old English swīn, from Proto-Germanic *swīną, from an adjectival form of Proto-Indo-European *sū- (“pig”). Related to West Frisian swyn, Low German Swien, Dutch zwijn, German Schwein, Danish svin, and more distantly to Polish świnia, Russian свинья, Latin sūs, Ancient Greek ὗς. See also sow.
- (plural swine) Any of various omnivorous, even-toed ungulates of the family Suidae.
- (pejorative) A contemptible person (plural swines).
- (archaic) Plural form of sow