swerd

Middle EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English sweord.

NounEdit

swerd (plural swerds)

  1. sword (weapon)

DescendantsEdit


Old SaxonEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *swerdą (literally ‘pricking, piercing thing’), of uncertain origin, but most likely ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *swer- (‘fester, suppurate’ later ‘pierce, wound’). Cognate with Old Frisian swerd (West Frisian swurd), Old English sweord (English sword), Old Dutch swert (Dutch zwaard), Old High German swert (German Schwert), Old Norse sverð (Danish sværd, Norwegian sverd, Swedish svärd)

NounEdit

swerd n

  1. a sword

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Last modified on 3 April 2014, at 17:07