Origin of ire
Examples from the Web for ire
Later, the curriculum attracted the ire of tea party conservatives, and quickly became a cause celébre for Republicans.
Dinosaurs like Donald Sterling draw the ire of Americans, regardless of political affiliation or ideological tilt.
Enter Indiegogo, whose dubious campaigns have earned it ire from creators and backers alike.Only in the Age of Crowdfunding: $40K Potato Salad|April Siese|July 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The ire Friedberg and Seltzer have drawn from crowds is both boisterous and vehement–Airplane!Seth MacFarlane’s ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’ Is Yet Another Failed Spoof|Alex Suskind|May 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Thompson escaped the ire of Times reporters and avoided official censure during a subsequent BBC investigation.
Then the Summoner, “quaking like an aspen leaf for ire,” stands up in his stirrups and claims to be heard in turn.Chaucer and His England|G. G. Coulton
As soon as Macrinus had mounted the throne the persecution of those who had roused the ire of the unhappy Caracalla was at an end.A Thorny Path [Per Aspera], Complete|Georg Ebers
Dictation brought forth all the resistance and ire of her nature, and she would not yield.Professor Huskins|Lettie M. Cummings
They might expect, he said, a terrific storm of grey arrows, and Odin's ire.The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson|Saemund Sigfusson and Snorre Sturleson
Some began to grow slack in their resistance; and even the most obstinate allowed their ire to cool a little.A Journal of a Young Man of Massachusetts, 2nd ed.|Benjamin Waterhouse
Word Origin for ire
c.1300, from Old French ire "anger, wrath, violence" (11c.), from Latin ira "anger, wrath, rage, passion," from PIE root *eis-, forming various words denoting "passion" cf. Greek hieros "filled with the divine, holy," oistros "gadfly," originally "thing causing madness;" Sanskrit esati "drives on," yasati "boils;" Avestan aesma "anger").
Old English irre in a similar sense is from an adjective irre "wandering, straying, angry," cognate with Old Saxon irri "angry," Old High German irri "wandering, deranged," also "angry;" Gothic airzeis "astray," and Latin errare "wander, go astray, angry" (see err (v.)).