swart

[ swawrt ]
/ swɔrt /

adjective

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Origin of swart

before 900; Middle English; Old English sweart black, dark; cognate with German schwarz, Old Norse svartr, Gothic swarts; akin to Latin sordēs filth

OTHER WORDS FROM swart

swart·ness, noun

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Swart
[ swawrt ]
/ swɔrt /

noun

Charles Rob·berts [rob-erts] /ˈrɒb ərts/,1894–1982, South African statesman: president 1961–67.
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British Dictionary definitions for swart

swart

swarth (swɔːθ)

/ (swɔːt) /

adjective

archaic, or dialect swarthy

Derived forms of swart

swartness or swarthness, noun

Word Origin for swart

Old English sweart; related to Old Frisian swart, Old Norse svartr, Old High German swarz black, Latin sordēs dirt; see sordid
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