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From Middle English wrake (vengeance, persecution, injury), from Old English ƿracu (revenge, persecution, misery, etc.), from Proto-Germanic *wrakō, likely related to *wrēkō (persecution, revenge, vengeance). Cognate with Gothic 𐍅𐍂𐌰𐌺𐌰 (wraka, persecution), Middle Low German wrake and Middle Dutch wrake.

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wrake (plural wrakes)

  1. (obsolete, archaic, literary) Suffering which comes as a result of vengeance or retribution.
  2. (obsolete) Variant of wrack.

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