Quiz: Remember the definition of mal de mer?
Old English wryhta, wrihta "worker" (Northumbrian wyrchta, Kentish werhta), variant of earlier wyhrta, from wyrcan "to work" (see work). Now usually in combinations (wheelwright, playwright, etc.) or as a common surname. Common West Germanic; cf. Old Saxon wurhito, Old Frisian wrichta, Old High German wurhto.
Wright (rīt), Sir Almroth Edward. 1861-1947.
British physician and pathologist who developed (1896) a vaccine against typhoid fever.