swēot, n.n: a troop, band, squadron. (SWAY-ot / ˈsweːɔt)

Medieval manuscript image of a troop of soldiers standing beside a castle, one of whom bears a blue standard with a gold eagle; a face looks out from a window in the castle, and a soldier climbs a ladder up its wall, where a couple guards watch helplessly.
Wauchier de Denain, Histoire ancienne; France, 14th century; Bibliothèque nationale de France, NAF 3576, f. 150r. [gallica.bnf.fr]

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