sweren

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Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Dutch *swerien, sweren, from Proto-Germanic *swarjaną, from Proto-Indo-European *swer-.

Verb[edit]

swēren

  1. to swear, to declare solemnly
  2. to swear, to curse
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Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Dutch *sweran, from Proto-Germanic *sweraną.

Verb[edit]

swēren

  1. to hurt, to be painful
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Further reading[edit]

  • sweren (III)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • sweren (IV)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • sweren (I)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929
  • sweren (II)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

Old High German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *swarjaną, whence also Old Saxon swerian, Old English swerian, Old Norse sverja, Gothic 𐍃𐍅𐌰𐍂𐌰𐌽 (swaran). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *swer-.

Verb[edit]

sweren

  1. to swear

Descendants[edit]