swine

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From Middle English swine, swin, from Old English swīn, from Proto-Germanic *swīną, from an adjectival form of Proto-Indo-European *sū- ‎(pig). Related to West Frisian swyn, Low German Swien, Dutch zwijn, German Schwein, Danish svin, and more distantly to Polish świnia, Russian свинья́ ‎(svinʹjá), Latin sūs, Ancient Greek ὗς ‎(hûs). See also sow.

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swine ‎(plural swine or swines)

  1. (plural swine) Any of various omnivorous, even-toed ungulates of the family Suidae.
  2. (pejorative) A contemptible person (plural swines).
  3. (slang, derogatory) A police officer; a "pig".
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swine

  1. (archaic) plural of sow

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