aswoon


aswoon

aswoon [uh-swoon] Word Origin adjective, adverb

  1. being in a swoon: the duchess aswoon on the couch in despair.

Origin of aswoon 1300–50; Middle English aswowe(n), aswowne, alteration (with initial vowel taken as a-1) of i swone(n), in swoue(n), reanalysis, as a prepositional phrase, of iswouen, Old English geswōgen fainted; see y-, swoon

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