swene

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Unknown. Appears, at about the same time, in both the Chester Plays and the Auchinleck manuscript.

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swene (plural swenes)

  1. (regional, obsolete) A noise.
    Make nah swene, ye feckin' getǃ
Usage notes[edit]

"Swene" is a fossil word and, at present, can probably only be used and understood by a very few deeply rural speakers in the northern parts of England. It is generally found in the archaic phrase make nah swene.

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