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wrec

  • adjective
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Grammar
wrec, wrecc; adj.
Wretched, miserable
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  • Ða wreccan munecas lágon onbúton ðam weófode,

      Chr. 1083; Erl. 217, 21.
  • Ðá ða wreccæ men lǽgen fordrifene full neáh tó deáðe,

      1086; Erl. 219, 36.
Etymology
[Uppon his wreccea folc, Chr. 1104; Erl. 239, 37. Crist ræde for þa wrecce muneces of Burch and for ꝥ wrecce stede, 1131 ; Erl. 260, 15. Ich æm a wrecche mon, Laym. 3474. A wrecche, sunful mon, A. R. 56, 18. Godd wurrþenn wass wrecche child off wrecche kinn, Orm. 3878. Þu wrecche wiht, O. and N. 556.]
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v. wrecca.
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