swer-

swer-
To speak, talk. O-grade form *swor-.
a. swear, from Old English swerian, to swear, proclaim, from Germanic *swarjan;
b. answer, from Old English andswaru, answer, from Germanic *and-swarō, “a swearing against,” “rebuttal” (*andi-, against; see ant-).
 
[Pokorny 1. su̯er- 1049.]

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  • swer — an·swer·a·bil·i·ty; an·swer·a·ble; an·swer·er; an·swer·ing·ly; an·swer·less; swer·tia; an·swer; an·swer·less·ly; un·an·swer·able·ness; …   English syllables

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  • un|an´swer|a|bly — un|an|swer|a|ble «uhn AN suhr uh buhl», adjective. 1. that cannot be answered; not admitting of any answer or reply: »an unanswerable argument. What remarks he could have made sarcastic, bitter, unanswerable (Arnold Bennett). 2. that cannot be… …   Useful english dictionary

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