Word of the DayTuesday, November 26, 2013
\rawth, roth or, especially Brit., rohth\ , adjective;
stormy; violent; turbulent: the wroth sea.
angry; wrathful (usually used predicatively): He was wroth to see the damage to his home.
You are wroth with me because I have used you; because I have offended against your innate right to be a useless cyst on the hindquarters of life.
-- Stephen Brust, Issola, 2002
The wroth sea's waves are edged / With foam, white as the bitten lip of hate, / When in the solitary waste, strange groups / Of young volcanoes come up, cyclops-like…
-- Robert Browning, Paracelsus, 1835
Wroth is derived from the Old English wrāth which comes in turn from the Old Norse word reithr which meant "angry." It is related to the word writhe.
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