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swith

or swithe

[ swith ]
/ swɪθ /
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adverb
Chiefly British Dialect. immediately; quickly.
verb (used with object)
Scot. to hurry; hasten.
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Origin of swith

before 900; Middle English (adv.), Old English swīthe strongly, equivalent to swīth strong (cognate with German geschwind,Old Norse svinnr fast, Gothic swinths strong) + -e adv. suffix

OTHER WORDS FROM swith

swithly, adverb
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How to use swith in a sentence

  • Hence swith to Doctor Rat, hie thee that thou were gone, And pray him come speak with me, cham not well at ease.

    Gammer Gurton's Needle|Mr. S. Mr. of Art
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