sweor

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *swehuraz, from Proto-Indo-European *swéḱuros. Cognate with Old High German swehur (German Schwäher), Middle Dutch sweer, Old Old Swedish svœr, Gothic 𐍃𐍅𐌰𐌹𐌷𐍂𐌰 (swaihra). The Indo-European root is also the source of Sanskrit श्वशुर (śváśura), Ancient Greek ἑκυρός (hekurós), Latin socer, Old East Slavic свекръ (svekrŭ) (Russian свёкор (svjókor)). Compare sweġer.

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swēor m

  1. father-in-law
  2. cousin
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  • Middle English: sweor

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *sweruz (pole, pillar), from Proto-Indo-European *swer- (stick, pole).

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sweor m or f

  1. pillar; column
  2. that which is shaped like a pillar

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