unriht

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *unrehtaz, equivalent to 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)

Derived terms[edit]

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)
  2. a defect.

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