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wrang

  1. (archaic or dialectal) simple past of wring

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Etymology edit

From written Dutch wrang. Doublet of vrank (tart, sour), which is the more strictly native form.

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wrang (attributive wrang or wrange, comparative wranger, superlative wrangste)

  1. harsh
  2. bitter, rueful

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Etymology edit

From Middle Dutch wranc, from Old Dutch *wrang, from Proto-Germanic *wrangaz.

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wrang (comparative wranger, superlative wrangst)

  1. astringent (mouthfeel), tart

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Declension of wrang
uninflected wrang
inflected wrange
comparative wranger
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial wrang wranger het wrangst
het wrangste
indefinite m./f. sing. wrange wrangere wrangste
n. sing. wrang wranger wrangste
plural wrange wrangere wrangste
definite wrange wrangere wrangste
partitive wrangs wrangers

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  • Afrikaans: vrank, wrang

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wrang

  1. first/third-person singular preterite of wringen

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Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /wrɑnɡ/, [wrɑŋɡ]

Etymology 1 edit

From Proto-West Germanic *wrang, from Proto-Germanic *wrangaz, from *wrangaz (crooked, bent, curved). Compare Alemannic German Rang (convolution, bend), Old Norse vröng (a ship's rib) (whence Icelandic röng, Old Norwegian vrǫng).

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wrang m

  1. (nautical) a ship's hold
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Etymology 2 edit

Attested in later OE. Pons-Sanz and R. Dance argue that it's a native word inherited from Proto-West Germanic *wrang, from Proto-Germanic *wrangaz, and only the meaning was acquired from Old Norse rangr by Middle English.

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wrang n

  1. wrong, injustice
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wrang

  1. rough, uneven
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wrang (comparative mair wrang, superlative maist wrang)

  1. wrong

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wrang (comparative mair wrang, superlative maist wrang)

  1. wrong

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wrang

  1. simple past tense of wring