wræc

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a variant base of wrecan.

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Noun[edit]

wræc n (nominative plural wræcu)

  1. misery, torment
    Ende næfre ðines wræces weorþeþ.
    Your sufferings will never end.
  2. persecution, punishment
  3. exile
    Wilfriþ æfter langum wræce wæs eft onfangen on bisceop-had.
    After a long exile, Wilfrith was received back into bishophood. (Bede)

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