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wraak

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch wrāke, wraeck, from Old Dutch wrāka, wrāca, from Proto-Germanic *wrēkō (persecution, revenge), from Proto-Indo-European *wreg- (to drive, press, urge). Cognate with English wrack and wreak (vengenace, revenge), German Rache (revenge). More at wreak.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /vraːk/
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  • Hyphenation: wraak

NounEdit

wraak f (uncountable)

  1. Revenge.
    Hij heeft pas jaren later wraak genomen.
    He did not exact revenge until years later.

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