swound

[ swound, swoond ]
/ swaʊnd, swund /
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verb (used without object), noun Archaic.

Nearby words

Origin of swound

1400–50; late Middle English swounde (v.), variant (with excrescent d) of swoune to swoon

Definition for swounds (2 of 2)

'swounds

[ zwoundz, zoundz, zwoondz ]
/ zwaʊndz, zaʊndz, zwundz /

interjection Obsolete.


Origin of 'swounds

First recorded in 1580–90; 's3 + wound1 + -s3
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Examples from the Web for swounds

  • Swounds, but an empty stomach is a craven comrade in a desperate enterprise.

    The Tavern Knight|Rafael Sabatini

British Dictionary definitions for swounds (1 of 2)

swounds

'swounds

/ (zwaʊndz, zaʊndz) /

interjection

archaic less common spellings of zounds

British Dictionary definitions for swounds (2 of 2)

swound

/ (swaʊnd) /

noun, verb

an archaic or dialect word for swoon

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