Variant of swaddle
- to wrap (a newborn baby) in swaddling clothes, a blanket, etc.
- to bind in or as in bandages; swathe
Origin: Middle English swathlen, probably altered (infl. by swathen, to swathe) from swethlen from Old English swethel, swaddling band, akin to swathian, to swathe
Origin: ME swathil < OE swethel: see swaddlethe
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