[ swith ]
/ swɪθ /
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Chiefly British Dialect. immediately; quickly.
verb (used with object)
Scot. to hurry; hasten.
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
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 swithswithly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for swith
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