Of a complexion tending toward brown or black
His complexion was swarthy, his hair dark, and his eye bright and piercing.
Nesvitski could hardly keep from laughter provoked by a swarthy hussar officer who walked beside him.
Even so the gods of the Ethiopians are swarthy and flat-nosed, the gods of the Thracians are fair-haired and blue eyed..
6 The latest explanation of Joskeha is " dear little sprout," and of Tawiscara, " the ice-one," while Aataentsic becomes " she of the swarthy body."