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wrǽne

  • adjective
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Grammar
wrǽne, adj.
Wright's OE grammar
§434;
Lascivious, libidinous, salacious, wanton
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  • Uuraeni uréni petulans vel

    spurcus,

      Txts. 90, 835.
  • Wraene

    petulans,

      87, 1569.
  • Wrǽne pelulcus, luxuriosus, Hpt. Gl. 484, 55:

    libidinosus,

      514, 4.
  • (Sardanapatus)

    wæs swíþe furþumlíc mon, and hnesclíc, and swíþe wrǽne, swá ðæt hé swíðor lufade wífa gebǽro þonne wǽpnedmonna,
      Ors. l, 12; Swt. 52, l.
    Gif mon sié tó wrǽne, Lchdm. ii. 144, 19: Prov. Kmbl. 54.
  • Wrǽnre

    lascivae,

      Hpt. Gl. 505, 37.
  • Wrénre

    petu-lantis,

      515, 9.
  • Ða wrǽnan

    lascivam,

      463, 71.
  • Tarcuinius wæs ǽgðer ge eargast, ge wrǽnast, ge ofermódgast,

      Ors. 2, 2 ; Swt. 66, 28.
Etymology
[Cf. O. H. Ger. reino emissarius, admissarius: reinisc admissarius : Icel. reini a stallion: Dan. vrinsk rank; Swed. wrensk lascivious.]
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v. un-wrǽne.
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