swearte
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adverb
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
swearte
adv. Darkly, dismally, evilly Sió gítsung swearte swǽfeþ onlíce ðam munte ðe monna bearn Etne hátaþ, Met. 8, 47 (v. swǽfan). Satanus swearte geþohte (cf. Milton's 'dark designs,' and v. sweart, III), ðæt hé wolde on heofonum héhseld wyrcan. Cd. Th. 287, 22 ; Sat. 371. Satanus swearte (miserably) þingaþ and ða atolan mid him wítum wérige, 292, 28 ; Sat. 447. Him ðæt swearte forgeald (made grievous compensation ) Iudas innon helle, 301, 8; Sat. 578.
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