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Dutch

Etymology

From Papiamentu swa.

Noun

swa

  1. (slang) mate
    Ey swa, alles goed? — Oi mate, how you doing?

Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Indo-European *swe and Proto-Indo-European *se. Cognate with Old Frisian sa, Old Saxon (Dutch zo), Old High German (German so), Old Norse svá (Icelandic svo, Swedish ), Gothic 𐍃𐍅𐌰, Latin si (from an earlier form suad), Oscan svaí, Umbrian sve, Greek ὡς (earlier *ϝος).

Pronunciation

Pronoun

swā

  1. that, of that
    Æt men fiftene peningas, and æt horse healf swa
    15 pennies for a man, and half that for a horse.

Adverb

swā

  1. so, thus
    Nis hit na swa.
    It is not so.
  2. to the extent stated; to a great extent, so, very
    Ðu meaht swa wide geseon.
    You could see so far.
  3. doubled as a correlative: the...the...
    Swa norðor swa smælre.
    The further north, the narrower the land.
  4. doubled as a comparative: as...as...
    Swa hwit swa snaw.
    As white as snow.

Conjunction

swā

  1. so, with the result that
  2. on condition that

Papiamentu

Noun

swa

  1. pal

Sranan Tongo

Noun

swa

  1. acid

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