writhen

[ rith-uh n ]
/ ˈrɪð ən /

adjective Archaic.

twisted.

Origin of writhen

before 900; Middle English, Old English; see writhe, -en2
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writhen

/ (ˈrɪðən) archaic, or poetic /

verb

a past participle of writhe

adjective

twisted; distorted
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