swellen

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Low German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Saxon swellan, from Proto-Germanic *swellaną. Compare Dutch zwellen, English swell, German schwellen, Northern Sami svälla.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈsvɛlən/, [ˈsvɛl̩n]

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swellen

  1. (intransitive) to swell up; to bulge

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Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *swellan, from Proto-Germanic *swellaną.

Verb[edit]

swellen

  1. to swell

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Further reading[edit]

  • swellen”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • swellen (I)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English swellan, from Proto-Germanic *swellaną.

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swellen

  1. To swell; to grow or become bigger or stronger:
    1. To become overweight or chubby.
    2. To display visible signs of pregnancy.
    3. (medicine) To become swollen due to illness or injury.
    4. To become distended or excrescent.
  2. To experience intense emotions:
    1. To become prideful or vain.
    2. (rare) To become distressed, worried, or concerned.
  3. To rise, to go above its previous position.
  4. (euphemistic) To become gassy or windy.
  5. (rare, euphemistic) To become aroused.
  6. (rare) To enliven; to make more lively.

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