From Middle English swoune, swone, from the verb (see below).
From Middle English swounen, swonen, and aswoune, both ultimately from Old English ġeswōgen, past participle of swōgan (compare Old English āswōgan), from Proto-Germanic *swōganą, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)weh₂gʰ-. Cognate with Low German swogen, Dutch zwoegen, dialectal Norwegian søgja. More at sough.
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