Saturday, 19 January 2013

Entry: swart (adj.)


In context:  "The engineer knows about ambulances and the Brigham Women's ICU and five-day rehab ward from the thick swart girl Notkin, the one with the disreputable hat..."

Definition: Dark in colour; black or blackish; dusky, swarthy.

specifically:

Of the skin or complexion, or of persons in respect of these.


Other: Wow! 

OE   Beowulf 167   Heorot eardode, sincfage sel sweartum nihtum.

SNOOT score 1
 
Page: 625

Source: Oxford English Dictionary   

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