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or swithe

  1. Chiefly British Dialect. immediately; quickly.
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verb (used with object)
  1. 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
Related formsswith·ly, adverb
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Historical Examples of swithed

  • After him succeded one Swithed or Swithred, the 11 and last in number that particularlie gouerned those people.

    Holinshed Chronicles, Volume I, Complete

    Raphaell Holinshed