(UK dialectal) Black.
Obsolete spelling of sward.
Other Word Forms of Swart
Origin of Swart
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 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").
Middle English swarte from Old English sweart
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Variant of sward.
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