Etymology
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swathe (v.)

"to bind with bandages, swaddle, wrap," Old English swaþian "to swathe, wrap up," from swaðu "track, trace" (see swath). The noun meaning "infant's swaddling bands" was found in Old English as swaþum (dative plural). Related: Swathed; swathing.

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Definitions of swathe
1
swathe (v.)
wrap in swaddling clothes;
Synonyms: swaddle
2
swathe (n.)
an enveloping bandage;
Synonyms: wrapping
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