- n. 褐雨燕
- adj. 快的；迅速的；敏捷的；立刻的
- adv. 迅速地
- n. (Swift)人名；(英)斯威夫特
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1. sweep => swift.
来自古英语 swift,快速的，来自 Proto-Germanic*swiftaz,快速的，来自 PIE*sweip,缠绕，弯曲， 来自 PIE*swei,弯，转，摇摆，词源同 swing,sweep.引申诸相关词义。
- swift: [OE] The etymological meaning of swift appears to be ‘moving along a course’; ‘speed’ is a secondary development. It goes back ultimately to the prehistoric Germanic base *swei- ‘swing, bend’, which also produced English sweep, swivel , and the long defunct swive ‘copulate with’ (a descendant of Old English swīfan ‘move in a course’). Its use as a name for the fast-flying swallow-like bird dates from the 17th century.
=> sweep, swivel
- swift (adj.)
- Old English swift "moving quickly," perhaps originally "turning quickly," from Proto-Germanic swip- (see swivel (n.)). Related: Swiftly; swiftness.
- swift (n.)
- type of bird (several species of the family Cypselidæ, resembling swallows), 1660s, from swift (adj.) in reference to its swift flight. Regarded as a bird of ill-omen, if not downright demonic, probably for its shrill cry. The name earlier had been given to several small fast lizards (1520s).
- 1. He is very sharp, a quick thinker and swift with repartee.
- 2. Jaegers are swift black birds with long forked tails.
- 3. He is a stupendously swift writer.
- 4. With a swift movement, Matthew Jerrold sat upright.
- 5. The White House was swift to deny the rumours.
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