swarten

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From swart +‎ -en (verbal suffix).

Verb[edit]

swarten (third-person singular simple present swartens, present participle swartening, simple past and past participle swartened)

  1. (transitive) to make swart, dark, or swarty; darken
    • 1814, Adolphe Thiers, Historical Works:
      Clad in rags, swartened by the sun, irritable, arrogant, and having at their head officers [...]
  2. (intransitive) to become dark; darken

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English sweartian, from Proto-West Germanic *swartōn, from Proto-Germanic *swartōną.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

swarten

  1. (intransitive, rare) To blacken or darken.

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: swart

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