Swithe
Swithe Swithe, adv. [AS. sw[=i]?e strongly, violently.] Instantly; quickly; speedily; rapidly. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

That thou doest, do thou swithe. --Wyclif (John xiii. 27). [1913 Webster]


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  • swithe — I. , adj. == vehement. 340 β. AS. swíð adv. == quickly. HD. 140, 682 == very. HD. 111; [swise], O. and N. 1565. AS. swíðe II. , v. a. == burn; pret. ‘swath.’ Ps. cv. 18; part. ‘swithand.’ Ps. lxxxii. 15. ON. svíða …   Oldest English Words

  • swithe — adverb see swith …   Useful english dictionary

  • as swithe — …   Useful english dictionary

  • swith — swithly, adv. /swith/, adv. 1. Chiefly Brit. Dial. immediately; quickly. v.t. 2. Scot. to hurry; hasten. Also, swithe. [bef. 900; ME (adv.), OE swithe strongly, equiv. to swith strong (c. G geschwind, ON svinnr fast, Goth swinths strong) + e adv …   Universalium

  • swith — adverb or swithe ˈswith Etymology: Middle English, strongly, very much, quickly, from Old English swīthe strongly, very much, from swīth strong; akin to Middle High German swinde …   Useful english dictionary

  • Swythe — Swythe, adv. Quickly. See {Swithe}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • swith — adverb Etymology: Middle English, strongly, quickly, from Old English swīthe strongly, from swīth strong; akin to Gothic swinths strong, Old English gesund sound more at sound Date: 13th century chiefly dialect instantly, quickly …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Sehr — Sehr, ein Nebenwort, welches nur noch in seiner figürlichen Bedeutung üblich ist, da es als eine Intension gebraucht wird, den innern Grad der Stärke des Redetheiles, mit welchem es verbunden wird, zu erhöhen. Es kann in diesem Verstande sowohl… …   Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart

  • swidden — /swid n/, n. a plot of land cleared for farming by burning away vegetation. [1951; special use of dial. (N England) swidden area of moor from which vegetation has been burned off, n. use of swidden, swithen to singe < ON svithna to be singed,… …   Universalium

  • geschwind — Adj std. reg. (13. Jh.), mhd. geswinde, mndd. geswint, geswinde stark Stammwort. Althochdeutsch nur in Namen, also wohl von Norden her ausgebreitet; aus g. * swinþa stark, ungestüm , auch in gt. swinþs, anord. svinnr, sviđr verständig , ae. swiþ …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

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