From Middle English swete, swet, swate, swote, from Old English swāt, from Proto-Germanic *swait-, *swaitą, from Proto-Indo-European *swoyd-, o-grade of *sweyd-. Cognate with West Frisian swit, Dutch zweet, German Schweiß, Danish sved, Swedish svett, Yiddish שוויצן (English shvitz), Latin sudor, French sueur, Italian sudore, Spanish sudor, Persian خوید, Sanskrit स्वेद, Lithuanian sviedri, Tocharian B syā-, and Albanian djersë.
From Middle English sweten, from Old English swǣtan, from Proto-Germanic *swaitijaną. Compare Dutch zweten, German schwitzen, Danish svede. shvitz.
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