swaþrian

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *swaþrōną.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

swaþrian

  1. to subside, become still, calm down
    Brimu swaþredon / þæt ic sænæssas geseon mihte / windige weallas. The waters became calm, so that I could see the windy walls of the headland. (Beowulf, ll. 570-2)

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