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EtymologyEdit

Old High German swārī; equivalent to schwer +‎ -e. Cognate with British English sweer.

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NounEdit

Schwere f (genitive Schwere, no plural)

  1. heaviness
  2. severity
    • 2010, Der Spiegel, issue 39/2010, page 18:
      Die katholische Kirche will ihre Missbrauchsopfer finanziell nicht durch eine pauschale Summe entschädigen, sondern individuell je nach Schwere des Falls.
      The Catholic Church wants to financially compensate their abuse victims not with a lump sum, but individually according to the severity of the case.

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