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English

A swan

Etymology

Old English swan

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
swan

Plural
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  1. Any of various long-necked waterfowl, of genera Cygnus or Olor, most of which have white plumage.

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to swan

Third person singular
swan

Simple past
ing

Past participle
-

Present participle
n

to swan (third-person singular simple present swan, present participle n, simple past and past participle ing)
  1. (UK) To travel from place to place with no fixed itinerary or purpose.

Usage notes

  • Usually as part of the phrase "to swan about"

Anagrams

See also


Old English

Etymology 1

Common Germanic

  • swanaz, whence also Old High German lang-goh, Old Norse svanr

Noun

swan m.

  1. swan

Etymology 2

Common Germanic

  • swainiz, whence also Old High German swein, Old Norse sveinn

Noun

swān m.

  1. lad

West Frisian

Noun

swan c.

  1. swan

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