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UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.SWEE-dən
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Meaning & History

From Middle Dutch Zweden, ultimately from the Old Norse ethnic name Svíar "Swede", itself possibly from Proto-Norse Swihoniz meaning "one's own tribe". This is the name of a country in northern Europe.
Other Languages & CulturesSverige Danish Zweden Dutch Schweden German Zweden Medieval Dutch Sverige Norwegian Sverige Swedish
Entry added July 2, 2017   Contribute