swounds

'swounds

[zwoundz, zoundz, zwoondz]
interjection Obsolete.

Origin:
1580–90; 's3 + wound1 + -s3

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swound

[swound, swoond]
verb (used without object), noun Archaic.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English swounde (v.), variant (with excrescent d) of swoune to swoon

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swound (swaʊnd)
 
n, —vb
an archaic or dialect word for swoon

swounds or 'swounds (zwaʊndz, zaʊndz, zwaʊndz, zaʊndz)
 
interj
archaic less common spellings of zounds
 
'swounds or 'swounds
 
interj

zounds or swounds (zaʊndz, zwaʊndz, zaʊndz)
 
interj
archaic a mild oath indicating surprise, indignation, etc
 
[C16: euphemistic shortening of God's wounds]
 
swounds or swounds
 
interj
 
[C16: euphemistic shortening of God's wounds]

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