swel- / Indo-European roots

Examples of words with the root swel-: groundsel, manticore, swallow, swill.


To eat, drink.

1. Perhaps Germanic *swil-. swill from Old English swilian, to wash out, gargle.
2. Extended form *swelk-. swallow1; groundsel1 from Old English swelgan, to swallow, from Germanic *swelgan, *swelhan.
3. manticore, markhor from Iranian *khvāra-, eating.

[Pokorny 1. su̯el(k-) 1045.]

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