vision seen in sleep; a dream

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  • Sweven — Swe ven, n. [AS. swefen sleep, dream; akin to swebban, swefian, to put to sleep, to kill. [root]176. See {Somnolent}.] A vision seen in sleep; a dream. [Obs.] Wycliff (Acts ii. 17). [1913 Webster] I defy both sweven and dream. Chaucer. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sweven — [swev′ən] n. [ME < OE swefn, a dream, sleep < IE * swepnos < base * swep > L somnus, Gr hypnos, sleep] Archaic a dream or vision …   English World dictionary

  • sweven — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English swefn sleep, dream, vision more at somnolent Date: before 12th century archaic dream, vision …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sweven — /swev euhn/, n. Archaic. a vision; dream. [bef. 900; ME; OE swefn; akin to ON sofa to sleep, L somnus, Gk hýpnos sleep] * * * …   Universalium

  • sweven — noun a) A dream. [The queen] went in to the Sultan and assured him that their daughter had suffered during all her wedding night from swevens and nightmare. b) A vision. Alle that herd of the sweuen said, it was a token of grete batayll …   Wiktionary

  • sweven — swev·en …   English syllables

  • sweven — swev•en [[t]ˈswɛv ən[/t]] n. archaic a vision; dream • Etymology: bef. 900; ME; OE swefn, c. OSsweban, ON svefn sleep, dream, L somnus sleep …   From formal English to slang

  • sweven — ˈswevən noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English swefn sleep, dream, vision more at somnolent archaic : dream, vision …   Useful english dictionary

  • schweben — Vsw std. (8. Jh.), mhd. sweben, ahd. swebēn, mndd. sweven, mndl. sweven Stammwort. Aus wg. * swib ǣ Vsw. schweben , auch in ae. forþswebbian, forþswefian Glück haben . Wohl Durativum zu einem Verb, das sich weder lautlich noch semantisch genau… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • swibēn? — *swibēn?, *swibæ̅n? germ., schwach. Verb: nhd. bewegen; ne. move (Verb); Rekontruktionsbasis: anfrk., mnd., ahd.; Etymologie: idg. *su̯eib ?, Verb …   Germanisches Wörterbuch

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