Etymology: archaic English sweven ‘dream’

An obsolete word for 'dream' in English is sweven. Here is an example of it "in the wild," at the beginning of Book I of Chaucer's House of Fame (c. 1380): God turne us every drem to goode! For hyt is wonder, be the roode, To my wyt, what causeth swevenes Eyther on morwes or … Continue reading Etymology: archaic English sweven ‘dream’

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