EnglishEdit

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VerbEdit

wrang

  1. (dialect) simple past tense of wring

AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. harsh
  2. bitter, rueful

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

wrang (comparative wranger, superlative wrangst)

  1. astringent (mouthfeel), tart

InflectionEdit

Inflection 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

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Afrikaans: vrank, wrang

GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

wrang

  1. first/third-person singular preterite of wringen

Old EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /wrɑnɡ/, [wrɑŋɡ]

Etymology 1Edit

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).

NounEdit

wrang m

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

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.

NounEdit

wrang n

  1. wrong, injustice
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AdjectiveEdit

wrang

  1. rough, uneven
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ScotsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

wrang (comparative mair wrang, superlative maist wrang)

  1. Wrong.

AdverbEdit

wrang (comparative mair wrang, superlative maist wrang)

  1. Wrong.