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A.Word.A.Day--sweven

Pronunciation Sound Clip

This week's theme: archaic words.

sweven (SWEV-uhn) noun

Dream; vision.

[From Old English swefn (sleep, dream, vision).]

-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)

"[The queen] went in to the Sultan and assured him that their daughter had suffered during all her wedding-night from swevens and nightmare." The Arabian Nights (translated by Richard Francis Burton); 1885.

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