wroht

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Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *wrōhiz, *wrōgiþō ‎(accusation), from Proto-Indo-European *were-, *wrē- ‎(to tell, speak). Akin to Old Saxon wrōht ‎(strife), Gothic 𐍅𐍂𐍉𐌷𐍃 ‎(wrōhs, complaint, accusation), Old Norse rōg ‎(quarrel, defamation), Old English wrēġan ‎(to accuse, impeach; incite). More at wray, bewray, betray.

Noun[edit]

wrōht f

  1. blame, accusation, slander; reproach
  2. fault, crime; sin, injustice
  3. enmity, strife, contention; dispute
  4. injury, hurt, calamity, misery
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *wrōga- ‎(tale-bearer, accuser), from Proto-Indo-European *were-, *wrē- ‎(to tell, speak). Akin to Old English wrēġan ‎(to accuse).

Noun[edit]

wrōht m

  1. a tattle-tale, tale-bearer
Declension[edit]