Origin of swart
Definition for swart (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for swart
Among all the swart elderly faces it was an easy matter to pick the man who had given back to him the steed.The Flute of the Gods|Marah Ellis Ryan
Lincoln, Broughton, and Swart perished in the field of battle, with four thousand of their followers.
He was a large, swart, and bony man, bearing in his face the marks of life's hard storms.The Deemster|Hall Caine
Denton perceived the swart man with a blood-stained handkerchief before his face, and somewhat in the background.Tales of Space and Time|Herbert George Wells
For you the choice lies between witnessing this deed and—Swart Piet or—Death.Swallow|H. Rider Haggard
British Dictionary definitions for swart
Word Origin for swart
Word Origin and History for swart
Old English sweart "black," from Proto-Germanic *swartaz (cf. Old Frisian and Middle Dutch swart, Old Norse svartr, German schwarz, Gothic swarts "dark-colored, black"), from PIE root *swordo- "dirty, dark, black" (source of sordid). The true Germanic word for "black," surviving in the Continental languages.