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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *swerbaną, whence also Old High German swerban, Old Norse sverfa, Gothic (𐌰𐍆-)𐍃𐍅𐌰𐌹𐍂𐌱𐌰𐌽 ((af-)swairban).

VerbEdit

sweorfan

  1. to scour, polish, file, rub
    Mīn hēafod is homere geþuren sworfen fēole
    My head is forged by a hammer and polished by a file
    to gesworfenum ōran
    to filed ore

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