schwelen

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *swelaną (to smoulder, burn slowly, create a burningly cold sensation), from Proto-Indo-European *swel- (to shine, warm, smoulder, burn). Cognate with Old Norse svala (to chill, cool) ( > Danish svale), derived from Old Norse (originally: burningly) cold (> Danish, Norwegian, Swedish sval)[1], which is cognate with schwül. Other cognates include Sanskrit सुरति (surati, gleam), Lithuanian swilti (singe), Ancient Greek σέλας (sélas, luminous)[2].

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schwelen (third-person singular simple present schwelt, past tense schwelte, past participle geschwelt, auxiliary haben)

  1. to smoulder

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