Schwer etymology


German word schwer comes from Proto-Indo-European *swer-, Proto-Indo-European *swēr-, and later Proto-Germanic *sweraną (To fester; ulcerate. To hurt.)

Etymology of schwer

Detailed word origin of schwer

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*swer- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*swēr- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*sweraną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To fester; ulcerate. To hurt.
*swēriz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
swār Old High German (goh)
swær Middle High German (gmh)
schwer German (de) Difficult, hard. Heavy, weighty. Indigestible (food). Serious.