GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German swær, from Old High German swār, from Proto-West Germanic *swār, from Proto-Germanic *swēraz, from Proto-Indo-European *swer- (heavy, grave, serious). Cognate with English sweer, Latin sērius.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʃveːɐ̯/
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  • Rhymes: -eːɐ̯

AdjectiveEdit

schwer (comparative schwerer, superlative am schwersten)

  1. heavy, weighty
    • 1921, Elisabeth von Heyking, Die Trommel, in Weberin Schuld, G. Grote'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, page 18:
      Und sie ging gebückt, als trage sie eine schwere Last, […]
      And she walked bowed as if she carried a heavy load, […]
  2. difficult, hard
    eine schwere Aufgabea difficult task
  3. serious
  4. (of food) indigestible

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