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From Middle English wrixlen, from Old English wrixlan, wixlan ‎(to change, exchange, reciprocate), from Proto-Germanic *wihslijaną, *wihslōną ‎(to change), from Proto-Indo-European *weik(')- ‎(to change). Cognate with Scots wissel ‎(to exchange, barter), Dutch wisselen ‎(to exchange, barter, swap), German wechseln ‎(to change, switch), Icelandic víxl ‎(cross, interchange), Latin vicis ‎(change, alteration, diversity, reciprocity).


wrixle ‎(third-person singular simple present wrixles, present participle wrixling, simple past and past participle wrixled)

  1. (obsolete) To exchange.
  2. (transitive, obsolete) To alter, as one's mind or mental faculties; effect a change in.
  3. (obsolete) To exchange opinions; speak one's mind; share thoughts; communicate.
  4. (transitive, obsolete) To envelop, wrap; confuse; confound.