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swart

 (swôrt)
adj. Archaic
Swarthy.

[Middle English swarte, from Old English sweart.]

swart

(swɔːt) or

swarth

adj
archaic or dialect swarthy
[Old English sweart; related to Old Frisian swart, Old Norse svartr, Old High German swarz black, Latin sordēs dirt; see sordid]
ˈswartness, ˈswarthness n

swarth•y

(ˈswɔr ði, -θi)

adj. swarth•i•er, swarth•i•est.
(of skin color, complexion, etc.) dark or darkish.
[1570–80; unexplained variant of obsolete swarty (swart + -y1)]
swarth′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.swart - naturally having skin of a dark color; "a dark-skinned beauty"; "gold earrings gleamed against her dusky cheeks"; "a smile on his swarthy face"; "`swart' is archaic"
archaicism, archaism - the use of an archaic expression
brunet, brunette - marked by dark or relatively dark pigmentation of hair or skin or eyes; "a brunette beauty"