swen- / Indo-European roots

Examples of words with the root swen-: assonance, consonant, dissonant, resound, sonant, sonata, sone, sonic, sonnet, sonorous, sound, swan, unison.


To sound.

(oldest form *swenh2-).
1. Suffixed o-grade form *swon-o-.
a. swan1 from Old English swan, swan, from Germanic *swanaz, *swanōn-, "singer";
b. sone, sonic, sonnet, sound1; unison from Latin sonus, a sound.
2. Basic variant form *swenə-. sonant, sonata, sonorous; assonance, consonant, dissonant, resound from Latin sonāre, to sound.

[Pokorny su̯en- 1046.]

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