(archaic) Plural form of sow.
Other Word Forms of Swine
Origin of Swine
From Middle English swine, swin, from Old English swÄ«n, from Proto-Germanic *swÄ«nÄ…, from an adjectival form of Proto-Indo-European *sÅ«- (“pig"). Related to West Frisian swyn, Low German Swien, Dutch zwijn, German Schwein, Danish svin, and more distantly to Polish Å›winia, Russian свинья (svinʹja), Latin sÅ«s, Ancient Greek á½—Ï‚ (hus). See also sow.
Middle English from Old English swīn sū- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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