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swæs

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Germanic *swēsa- ‘own, relation’, Indo-European. Cognate with Old Frisian swēs ‘related’, Old Saxon swās ‘dear’, Old Norse sváss ‘dear, trusty’, Gothic 𐍃𐍅𐌴𐍃 ‘own’. The Indo-European root is also the source of Latin sibi, Russian себя.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

swǣs

  1. (poetic) dear, beloved
    Geseh swæsae geferan. He saw his own dear companions.
  2. (poetic) own