- wrote the book on,
- wrought iron,
Origin of wroth
Examples from the Web for wroth
Now the Prince was wroth when he heard that the goddess had left him, and set out in pursuit of her.Old-World Japan|Frank Rinder
Her and Athen saw him where they sat on the top of Olympus, and were wroth.Stories of the Old world|Alfred John Church
These cases settled, there remained but the vender's, who was wroth at having his arm broken.Told in the Coffee House|Cyrus Adler
Because flying kites, up there the boys run across and interfere with the neighbor's pigeons, which is apt to make him wroth.The Battle with the Slum|Jacob A. Riis.
But the king was silent, and I thought that he was wroth, while Owen bided yet there on his knee before him, waiting his word.A Prince of Cornwall|Charles W. Whistler
Word Origin for wroth
Old English wrað "angry" (literally "tormented, twisted"), from Proto-Germanic *wraithaz (cf. Old Frisian wreth "evil," Old Saxon wred, Middle Dutch wret, Dutch wreed "cruel," Old High German reid, Old Norse reiðr "angry, offended"), from PIE *wreit- "to turn" (see wreath). Rare or obsolete from early 16c. to mid-19c., but somewhat revived since, especially in dignified writing, or this exchange:
Secretary: "The Dean is furious. He's waxing wroth."
Quincy Adams Wagstaf [Groucho]: "Is Roth out there too? Tell Roth to wax the Dean for a while."
["Horse Feathers," 1932]