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sweir1

/swiːr/
verb, noun
1.
a Scot word for swear

sweir2

/swiːr/
adjective (Scot)
1.
lazy
2.
loath; disinclined
Word Origin
Old English
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  • And'—the rest was spoken in a whisper—'I'll sweir to ye, Meggie, the weyver body sanna hae ae drap o' 't.'

    Robert Falconer George MacDonald

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