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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 swartswart·ness, noun
Words nearby swart
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British Dictionary definitions for swarter
/ (swɔːt) /
archaic, or dialect swarthy
Derived forms of swartswartness 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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