swete

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English swēte, from Proto-Germanic *swōtuz.

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsweːt(ə)/, /ˈswoːt(ə)/

Adjective[edit]

swete

  1. sweet, pleasant-tasting
  2. sweet in smell
  3. pleasant, likeable
  4. loved, dear, precious
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Noun[edit]

swete (plural swetes)

  1. sweetness in taste or smell
  2. pleasantness, euphoria, bliss

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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English swāt, from Proto-Germanic *swait-. The value of the vowel was influenced by swǣtan.

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

swete (plural swetes)

  1. blood
  2. sweat, perspiration
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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *swōtuz, from Proto-Indo-European *sweh₂dus. Cognate with Old Frisian swēte, Old Saxon swōti, Old Dutch suoti, Old High German suozi, Old Norse sœtr, Latin suavis, Ancient Greek ἡδύς (hēdús), Sanskrit स्वादु (svādu).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

swēte

  1. sweet

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