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Etymology 1Edit

From Old English ġewrāþian; equivalent to the a- +‎ wrath.

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awrath (third-person singular simple present awraths, present participle awrathing, simple past and past participle awrathed)

  1. (obsolete, transitive and reflexive) Anger; enrage.
    • 1916, Casper Salathiel Yost and Pearl Lenore Pollard Curran, Patience Worth: A Psychic Mystery, H. Holt and Company, page 157:
      Telka arounded and awrathed be like unto a thunder-storm, []
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Etymology 2Edit

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awrath

  1. (predicative) Wrathful; incensed; enraged; irate.
    • 1862, Duffy’s Hibernian magazine, volume 2, page 161, “The Flight of the Earls”, lines 1–4
      ‛Tis an old story: Might awrath with right:
      A nation conquered and her shrines o’erthrown;
      Her chieftains flying seaward in the night,
      And not a trumpet of departure blown.
    • 1908, Miguel Zamacoïs (author) and John Nathan Raphael (translator), The Jesters: A Simple Story in Four Acts of Verse, page 22 (Brentano’s)
      Nay, never sneer! Enough! I am awrath today! Give me the gold you owe, or by the saints —
    • a. 1931, Elsdon Best, Māori Religion and Mythology: Being an Account of the Cosmogony, Anthropogeny, Religious Beliefs and Rites, Magic and Folk Lore of the Māori Folk of New Zealand, part 2, page 295 (Te Papa Press; →ISBN, 9781877385063)
      These are felt in the upper world, where Hine-puia, who personifies volcanoes, is awrath, and who sweeps before her Hine-uku []
    • 1976, Collected Early poems of Ezra Pound, page 34 →ISBN, Malrin
      But one left me awroth and went in unto thy table. I tarried, till his anger was blown out.
    • 2006, Hugh Cook, The Witchlord and the Weaponmaster, page 491 (Lulu.com; →ISBN
      After awhile, Guest Gulkan no longer knew whether he was alive or dead, awake or awrath in nightmare.

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awrath (uncountable)

  1. wrath
    • 2008, Randal Chase, Making Precious Things Plain: A Book of Mormon Study Guide, page 128 (Cedar Fort; →ISBN, 9781599551302)
      Moroni expected no positive response, saying, “Ye have once rejected these things, and have fought against the people of the Lord, even so I may expect you will do it again. And now behold, we are prepared to receive you; yea, and except you withdraw your purposes, behold, ye will pull down the awrath of that God whom you have rejected upon you, even to your utter destruction” (v. 8–9).

Etymology 3Edit

From the Arabic عَوْرَة(ʿawra, imperfection”, “nakedness), from عَوِرَ(ʿawira, to lose an eye).

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awrath (uncountable)

  1. (Islam) Those parts of one’s body which must be covered for decency, the identification of which various according to sect and circumstance (for example, a woman covers different parts around men than around women).
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