Swart meaning

swôrt
(UK dialectal) Black or dark dyestuff; something of a certain swart; something of a certain ocker.
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Of a dark hue; moderately black; swarthy; tawny.
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To make swart or tawny; as, to swart a living part; blacken; tan.
verb
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Obsolete spelling of sward.
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(UK dialectal) Black.
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Swarthy.
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Origin of swart

  • Middle English swarte from Old English sweart

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English swart, from Old English sweart (“swarthy, black, dark; gloomy; evil, infamous"), from Proto-Germanic *swartaz (“black, dark-coloured"), from Proto-Indo-European *swordo- (“dirty, dark, black"). Cognate with Scots swart (“black"), West Frisian swart (“black"), Dutch zwart (“black, dark"), Low German swart (“black"), German schwarz (“black"), Danish sort (“black"), Swedish svart (“black"), Icelandic svartur (“black"), Latin sordes (“dirt, filth"). Compare sordid, surd.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English swarten, from Old English sweartian (“to become black; make black"), from Proto-Germanic *swartōnÄ… (“to blacken, make black"), from Proto-Indo-European *swordos (“black, dirty").

    From Wiktionary

  • Variant of sward.

    From Wiktionary