- wreye (obsolete)
From Middle English wrayen, wraien, wreien (“to show, make known, accuse”), from Old English wrēġan (“to urge, incite, stir up, accuse, impeach”), from Proto-Germanic *wrōgijaną (“to tell; tell on; announce; accuse”), from Proto-Indo-European *were-, *wrē- (“to tell; speak; shout”). Akin to Dutch wroegen (“to blame”), German rügen (“to reprove”), Swedish röja (“to bewray; reveal; expose”).
- (obsolete) To denounce (a person).
- (obsolete) To reveal (a secret).
- Late 14th century: no thyng dorste he seye, / Save in his songes somwhat wolde he wreye / His wo — Geoffrey Chaucer, ‘The Franklin's Tale’, Canterbury Tales
- (obsolete) To betray.