unriht

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *unrehtaz, from the bases of un- + riht.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

unriht

  1. wrong, evil, illegal, unjust, perverse
    Her Cynewulf benam Sigebryht his rices on Westseaxna wiotan for unryhtum dædum: here Cynewulf and the West-Saxon councillors deprived Sigebyrht of his kingdom for unlawful deeds. (Anglo-Saxon Chronicles, 755)

Noun[edit]

unriht n

  1. wrong, evil, injustice, depravity
    unrihta to fela ricsode on lande: too many wrongs prevailed in this land. (Wulfstan's Sermo Lupi)