wray

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See also: wraþ

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From Middle English wrayen, wraien, wreien (to show, make known, accuse), from Old English wrēġan (to urge, incite, stir up, accuse, impeach), from Proto-Germanic *wrōgijaną (to tell; tell on; announce; accuse), from Proto-Indo-European *were-, *wrē- (to tell; speak; shout). Akin to Dutch wroegen (to blame), German rügen (to reprove), Swedish röja (to bewray; reveal; expose).

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wray (third-person singular simple present wrays, present participle wraying, simple past and past participle wrayed)

  1. (obsolete) To denounce (a person).
  2. (obsolete) To reveal (a secret).
  3. (obsolete) To betray.

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