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swilian

  • verb [ weak ]
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Grammar
swilian, and swillan
to swill.
to wash
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  • Ic þweá oððe ic swilige mín bed mid mínum teárum

    lavabo lectum meum lacrimis meis,

      Ps. Lamb. 6, 7.
to swill the mouth or
throat, to gargle
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  • Iagul swyleþ

    gargarizat,

      Wrt. Voc. ii. 40, 54.
  • Seóh þurh cláð and swile mid ðæt geagl; after ðam lǽcedóme gelóme mid ele swille ðahracan,

      Lchdm. ii. 24, 25-27.
  • Swille ðone geagal . . . . swille ða ceolan, 48, 19, 21, Gagul suille

    gargarizet.

      Wrt. Voc. ii. 109, 46.
  • Sceal mon ðone geagl swillan,

      Lchdm. ii. 48, 15.
  • Ðæt geagl tó swillanne,

      24, 12, 28.
Etymology
[Kan ich dishes swillen, Havel. 919-]
Similar entries
v. (?) á-spýlian (-swylian ?), be-swylian = to wash(not to soil), and see next word.
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v.  swillan swylian be-swilian.
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