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English

Etymology 1

See sward. The 1913 Webster attributes this to Holinshead, but this still needs to be verified.

Noun

Singular
swart

Plural
-

swart (-)
  1. Obsolete spelling of sward.

Etymology 2

From Old English sweart. Cognate with Dutch zwart, German schwarz, Icelandic svartur, Swedish svart, Danish sort; probably related to Latin sordes dirt, sordere to be dirty. Compare sordid, surd.

Adjective

swart (comparative er, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
swart

Comparative
er

Superlative
{{{2}}}

  1. Of a dark hue; moderately black; swarthy; tawny.
  2. (obsolete) Gloomy; malignant.
Derived terms
  • Swart star, (Rare): the Dog Star -- so called from its appearing during the hot weather of summer, which makes swart the countenance.

Verb

Infinitive
to swart

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to swart (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To make swart or tawny; as, to swart a living part.
    • 1646: Thomas Browne, Pseudodoxia Epidemica - the heate of the Sun, whose fervor may swarte a living part, and even black a dead or dissolving flesh,

References


Afrikaans

Etymology

Dutch zwart.

Adjective

swart

  1. black

West Frisian

Noun

swart

  1. black

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