swip etymology

Middle English word swip comes from Proto-Germanic *swipōną, Proto-Indo-European *wimb-, Proto-Indo-European *swey-, and later Proto-Germanic *swībaną (To finish. To revolve; move around; sway; stray. To sweep.)

Detailed word origin of swip

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*swipōną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*wimb- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*swey- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*swībaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To finish. To revolve; move around; sway; stray. To sweep.
*swippōną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To sway, move swiftly, swerve.
swippan Old English (ang)
swipen Middle English (enm)
swip Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as swip

Descendants of *swipōną
swipen swippen
Descendants of *wimb-
wimpel
Descendants of *swey-
sweem swem sweme swiftly swiftnesse swind swinden swiven swyftely swyftnesse swynden swyvel