chiefly dialectal

Word History


Middle English, strongly, quickly, from Old English swīthe strongly, from swīth strong; akin to Goth swinths strong, Old English gesund sound — more at sound entry 3

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of swith was in the 13th century

Dictionary Entries Near swith

Cite this Entry

“Swith.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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