swǽm
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
swǽm
es; m. A trifler, vain, foolish person Swǽm nugator, inutilis, vanus , Germ. 389, 32. Ic wylle ðæt Latona móder Apollinis and Diane fram mé gewíten, ðe Delo ákende, ðæs ðe ealde swǽmas gecýddon (as the foolish triflers of old declared ), Anglia viii. 325, 29. Nú mæg hér manna gehwilc gehýran hwet ðás swǽmas wǽron ðe ure yldra[n] him tó gebǽdon now may every one hear in this account (of the gods) what these vain creatures were, that our forefathers prayed to , H. Z. xii. 408, 15.
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