Wreke
Wreke \Wreke\ (r[=e]k), Wreeke \Wreeke\, v. t. See 2d {Wreak}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

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  • wreke — v. a. == avenge. HD. 1363. AS. wræccan …   Oldest English Words

  • wreke — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wreeke — Wreke Wreke (r[=e]k), Wreeke Wreeke, v. t. See 2d {Wreak}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • eke — I. , adv. == also. RG. 374, 378; [ekyn]. RG. 165 II. , v. a. == increase. See eche. III. , v. a. == to avenge? RG. 474. Probably an error for ‘wreke.’ See the parallel passage in the Life of Beket, 1948 B., where the reading is ‘wreke’ …   Oldest English Words

  • Awreak — A*wreak , Awreke A*wreke ,, v. t. & i. To avenge. [Obs.] See {Wreak}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Awreke — Awreak A*wreak , Awreke A*wreke ,, v. t. & i. To avenge. [Obs.] See {Wreak}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bewreke — Be*wreke , v. t. [Pref. be + wreak.] To wreak; to avenge. [Obs.] Ld. Berners. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rache — Sf std. (9. Jh.), mhd. rāch(e), ahd. rāhha, as. wrāka Stammwort. Aus g. * wrǣk ō f. (u.ä.) Rache , auch in gt. wrekei, afr. wrēke, wrēze; ae. wrǣc Verfolgung, Bedrängnis . Verbalabstraktum zu dem unter rächen besprochenen starken Verb. ✎ Ruppel… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • wreak — /rik / (say reek) verb (t) 1. to inflict or execute (vengeance, etc.): *They fled across the border to West Timor, where they are continuing to wreak havoc and murdered three UN refugee workers last month –aap news, 2000. 2. to carry out the… …   Australian English dictionary

  • u̯reg- (and u̯erg-?) (*su̯erg-) —     u̯reg (and u̯erg ?) (*su̯erg )     English meaning: to push, drag, drive     Deutsche Übersetzung: ‘stoßen, drängen, puffen, treiben, feindselig verfolgen”     Material: O.Ind. perhaps vrájati ‘schreitet, goes”, pra vrüja yati “läßt wandern …   Proto-Indo-European etymological dictionary

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