Swart
Swart Swart, a. [OE. swart, AS. sweart black; akin to OFries, OS. & LG. swart, D. zwart, G. schwartz, OHG. swarz, Icel. svarir, Sw. svart, Dan. sort, Goth. swarts; cf. L. sordes dirt, sordere to be dirty. Cf. {Sordid}, {Surd}.] 1. Of a dark hue; moderately black; swarthy; tawny. ``Swart attendants.'' --Trench. ``Swart savage maids.'' --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster]

A nation strange, with visage swart. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. Gloomy; malignant. [Obs.] --Milton. [1913 Webster]

{Swart star}, the Dog Star; -- so called from its appearing during the hot weather of summer, which makes swart the countenance. [R.] --Milton. [1913 Webster]


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  • Swart — is a surname, and may refer to:* Charles Robberts Swart (1894 1982), last Governor General of the Union of South Africa * Colla Swart (21st century), well known South African photographer * Mel Swart (1919 2007), Canadian politician * Peter Swart …   Wikipedia

  • Swart — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Charles Robberts Swart (1894–1982), südafrikanischer Politiker, Präsident der Republik Südafrika Hugo Swart (1885–1952), deutscher Jurist, Verwaltungsbeamter und Politiker Jack Swart, neuseeländischer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • swart — swart; swart·back; swart·kranz; swart·rut·ter; swart·zia; swart·krans; …   English syllables

  • Swart — Swart, v. t. To make swart or tawny; as, to swart a living part. Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Swart — Swart, n. Sward. [Obs.] Holinshed. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • swart — O.E. sweart black, from P.Gmc. *swartaz (Cf. O.Fris., M.Du. swart, O.N. svartr, Ger. schwarz, Goth. swarts dark colored, black ), from PIE root *swordo dirty, dark, black (source of SORDID (Cf. sordid)). The true Germanic word for black, su …   Etymology dictionary

  • Swart — Swart, 1) (Swartalfven), Fluß im schwedischen Län Örebro, kommt aus dem Län Kopparberg, geht in den See Möckeln, heißt nun Lettalfven u. geht durch den Magern in den Wener; 2) (Swartån), Fluß im schwedischen Län Linköping, kommt aus dem Sommen u …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • swart — [swôrt] adj. [ME < OE sweart, akin to Ger schwarz, black < IE * swordos, dirty, black > L sordidus,SORDID] old poet. var. of SWARTHY …   English World dictionary

  • swart — 1. adjective Of a dark hue; moderately black; swarthy; tawny. Ill choose a gaoler, whose swart monstrous face 2. verb To make swart or tawny; as, to swart a living part …   Wiktionary

  • Swart — Übername zu mnd. swart »schwarz« …   Wörterbuch der deutschen familiennamen

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