swær

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Middle English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

swær

  1. (Early ME) Alternative form of swere

Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *swēraz. Cognate with Old Frisian swere (West Frisian swier), Old Saxon swar (Dutch zwaar), Old High German suari (German schwer), Old Norse svárr (Swedish svår).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

swǣr

  1. heavy
  2. oppressive, grievous
  3. sad
  4. lazy, indolent

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