man·​sworn | \ ˈman¦swȯ(ə)rn, -swȯ(ə)n \

Definition of mansworn

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History and Etymology for mansworn

Middle English, from past participle of mansweren to swear falsely, from Old English mānswerian, from mān crime, guilt, sin, false oath + swerian to swear; akin to Old Frisian & Old Saxon mēn crime, guilt, false oath, Old High German & Old Norse mein crime, guilt, false oath, Old English mān, adjective, criminal, bad, false

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“Mansworn.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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