AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch zweven, 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).

VerbEdit

sweef (present sweef, present participle swewende, past participle gesweef)

  1. to float (in the air)
  2. to hover