ires

ire

[ahyuhr]
noun
intense anger; wrath.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English < Old French < Latin īra anger

ireless, adjective


fury, rage, choler, spleen.
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ire (aɪə)
 
n
literary anger; wrath
 
[C13: from Old French, from Latin īra]
 
'ireful
 
adj
 
'irefully
 
adv
 
'irefulness
 
n
 
'ireless
 
adj

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ire
c.1300, from O.Fr. ire (11c.), from L. ira "anger, wrath, rage," from PIE base *eis-, forming various words denoting "passion" cf. Gk. hieros "filled with the divine, holy," oistros "gadfly," originally "thing causing madness;" Skt. esati "drives on," yasati "boils;" Avestan aesma "anger").
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