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sweven

[swev-uh n]
noun Archaic.
  1. a vision; dream.
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Origin of sweven

before 900; Middle English; Old English swefn; akin to Old Norse sofa to sleep, Latin somnus, Greek hýpnos sleep
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Historical Examples

  • I dreamt in my sweven on Thursday eve, In my bed whereas I laye.

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  • All that heard of the sweven said it was a token of great battle.


British Dictionary definitions for sweven

sweven

noun
  1. archaic a vision or dream
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Word Origin

Old English swefn; related to Old Norse svefn dream, sleep, Lithuanian sāpnas, Old Slavonic sunu, Latin somnus
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