Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English swāpan, from Proto-Germanic *swaipaną.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈswɔːpən/, /ˈswoːpən/

VerbEdit

swopen

  1. To sweep debris or litter away.
  2. (religion) To cleanse or purge evil influences.

ConjugationEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • English: swoop
  • Scots: swap, swape, swaip

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