swithen

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse sviðna (to be burned).

Verb[edit]

swithen(third-person singular simple present switheth, present participle swithinge, simple past swoth, past participle swithen)

  1. to burn, scorch, singe; (ppl. swithinge as adjective: parching, scorching)
    Swiþe min neeres, min hert, with wa. — Northern Verse Psalter, 1400

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Middle English Dictionary