swire

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old English swēora, from Germanic.

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swire (plural swires)

  1. (obsolete) The neck.
  2. A hollow between two hills or peaks, especially with a road running through it; a vale.
    • 1824, James Hogg, The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner, Oxford 2010, p. 33:
      As he approached the swire at the head of the dell […], he beheld, to his astonishment, a bright halo in the cloud of haze, that rose in a semi-circle over his head like a pale rainbow.

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English swēora (Northumbrian swīra), or the cognate Old Norse svíra, from Proto-Germanic.

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Noun[edit]

swire (plural swires)

  1. (obsolete) neck
  2. (geography)vale, swire, valley