swerian

Old EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-West Germanic *swarjan, from Proto-Germanic *swarjaną, from Proto-Indo-European *swer- (to protect, to guard).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈswer.jɑn/, [ˈswerˠ.jɑn]

VerbEdit

swerian

  1. to swear (an oath), to promise

Usage notesEdit

  • A weak preterite swerede also occurs.

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DescendantsEdit

  • Middle English: swerien, sweren

Old SaxonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-West Germanic *swarjan, from Proto-Germanic *swarjaną, from Proto-Indo-European *swer- (to protect, to guard).

VerbEdit

swerian

  1. to swear

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DescendantsEdit