stræc

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Old English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *strakaz, *strakkaz (straight), from Proto-Indo-European *streg-, *treg- (still, rigid). Cognate with Middle Dutch and Middle Low German strac (tight, taut), Middle High German strac (straight). More at stretch.

Adjective[edit]

stræc

  1. strict, severe, firm, rigorous, stern, hard.
  2. rigid, unyielding, obstinate, persistent.
  3. violent, using force, uncompromising, vehement, strenuous.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *straką, *strakką (straightness), from Proto-Indo-European *streg-, *treg- (still, rigid).

Noun[edit]

stræc n

  1. strictness, rigor.
  2. violence, force.
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