swigian

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with Old Saxon swīgon (Middle Dutch swīghen, Dutch zwijgen), Old High German swīgēn (German schweigen is from the causative form sweigen), apparently from an Proto-Indo-European root *su̯īk- or *su̯īg- (possibly also in Greek σιγή (sigḗ)), which would most likely represent an extension of the root *su̯ī "to dwindle; cease" (whence OHG swintan "dwindle, fade").

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

swīgian

  1. to be silent

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