c r swart

Swart

[swawrt]
noun
Charles Robberts [rob-erts] , 1894–1982, South African statesman: president 1961–67.
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swart or swarth (swɔːt, swɔːθ)
 
adj
archaic, dialect or swarthy
 
[Old English sweart; related to Old Frisian swart, Old Norse svartr, Old High German swarz black, Latin sordēs dirt; see sordid]
 
swarth or swarth
 
adj
 
[Old English sweart; related to Old Frisian swart, Old Norse svartr, Old High German swarz black, Latin sordēs dirt; see sordid]
 
'swartness or swarth
 
n
 
'swarthness or swarth
 
n

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swart
O.E. sweart "black," from P.Gmc. *swartaz (cf. O.Fris., M.Du. swart, O.N. svartr, Ger. schwarz, Goth. swarts "dark-colored, black"), from PIE base *swordo- "dirty, dark, black" (source of sordid). The true Gmc. word for "black," surviving in the Continental languages.
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