or swithe

[ swith ]
/ swɪθ /


Chiefly British Dialect. immediately; quickly.

verb (used with object)

Scot. to hurry; hasten.

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
Related formsswith·ly, adverb
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