zweven

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch sweven, from Old Dutch sweben (to freely move back and forth, float), from Proto-Germanic *swibēną (to move), from Proto-Indo-European *sweyp-, *sweyb- (to twist, turn around). Cognate with German schweben (to float).

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zweven (past singular zweefde, past participle gezweefd)

  1. to float
  2. to glide
    ik voel Uw kracht / en stijg op als een arend / dan zweef ik op de wind / gedragen door Uw geest / en de kracht van Uw liefde — I feel your force / and ascend like an eagle / then I glide in the wind / drawn by your spirit / and the force of your love    (Opwekking 488)

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