From Middle English swimmen, from Old English swimman (class III strong verb; past tense swamm, past participle geswummen), from Proto-West Germanic *swimman, from Proto-Germanic *swimmaną, from Proto-Indo-European *swem(bʰ)-.
Cognate with Scots sweem, soom, Saterland Frisian swimme ("to swim"), West Frisian swimme ("to swim, float"), Dutch zwemmen ("to swim"), German schwimmen ("to swim"), Norwegian Bokmål and Danish svømme ("to swim"), Swedish simma ("to swim"), Norwegian Nynorsk symja ("to swim").
From Middle English swime, sweme, swaime (“a dizziness, swoon, trance”), from Old English swima.
Abbreviation of someone who isn't me.
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