transitive verbswived, swiv′ing
(third-person singular simple present swives, present participle swiving, simple past and past participle swived)
From Middle English swiven, from Old English swÄ«fan (“to move, sweep, wend, revolve"), from Proto-Germanic *swÄ«banÄ… (“to wipe, sweep"), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)weip-, *(s)weib- (“to twist, wind around, swing, sweep, bend"). Cognate with Old Frisian swÄ«va, swÄ«fa (“to waver"), Old Norse svÄ«fa (“to drift, ramble, rove"). Related to Old English swift (“swift"), Middle English swyvel (“swivel").