swel-

To eat, drink.
1. Perhaps Germanic *swil-. swill, from Old English swilian, to wash out, gargle.
2. Extended form *swelk-. swallow1; groundsel1, from Old English swelgan, to swallow, from Germanic *swelgan, *swelhan.
3. manticore, markhor, from Iranian *khvāra-, eating.
 
[Pokorny 1. su̯el(k-) 1045.]

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