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Swart

[swawrt] /swɔrt/
noun
1.
Charles Robberts
[rob-erts] /ˈrɒb ərts/ (Show IPA),
1894–1982, South African statesman: president 1961–67.
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British Dictionary definitions for cr swart

swart

/swɔːt/
adjective
1.
(archaic or dialect) swarthy
Derived Forms
swartness, swarthness, noun
Word Origin
Old English sweart; related to Old Frisian swart, Old Norse svartr, Old High German swarz black, Latin sordēs dirt; see sordid
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Word Origin and History for cr swart

swart

adj.

Old English sweart "black," from Proto-Germanic *swartaz (cf. Old Frisian and Middle Dutch swart, Old Norse svartr, German schwarz, Gothic swarts "dark-colored, black"), from PIE root *swordo- "dirty, dark, black" (source of sordid). The true Germanic word for "black," surviving in the Continental languages.

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