Pronounced: GLOW-kuh-lize, verb

Notes: You may be able to guess the meaning, but I’ve not run across this word, so it is here

Yesterday’s word

The word sward is “a grassy patch of land; an area of turf”

First usage

This is a very old word; going back to before 900.

Background / Comments

I am pretty sure I’ve run across this word in my reading, but as I noted yesterday, I usually get the meaning wrong (unless it is obvious from the syntax). It is a Middle English word that came from the Old English word sweard (skin; rind). This Old English word is thought to be related to the German word Schwarte (rind), the Old Frisian word swarde (scalp), and/or the Middle Dutch word swaerde (skin).

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