/swodh, swaydh/, v., swathed, swathing, n.
1. to wrap, bind, or swaddle with bands of some material; wrap up closely or fully.
2. to bandage.
3. to enfold or envelop, as wrappings do.
4. to wrap (cloth, rope, etc.) around something.
5. a band of linen or the like in which something is wrapped; wrapping; bandage.
[bef. 1050; (n.) ME; OE *swaeth or *swath (in swathum dat. pl.); cf. SWADDLE; (v.) ME swathen, late OE swathian, deriv. of the n.; c. ON svatha]
/swodh, swaydh/, n.

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