Origin of ireOld French from Classical Latin ira from Indo-European base an unverified form eis-, to move quickly, violently from source Classical Greek oima, stormy attack, Old Norse eisa, to rush on
An example of ire is how someone feels after finding out a friend lied to them.
Origin of ireMiddle English from Old French from Latin īra ; see eis- in Indo-European roots.
- (Now chiefly dialectal) Iron.
(third-person singular simple present ires, present participle iring, simple past and past participle ired)
From Middle English ire, from Old French ire (“ire”), from Latin ira (“wrath, rage”), from Proto-Indo-European *eis- (“to fall upon, act sharply”) (compare Old English ofost (“haste, zeal”), Old Norse eisa (“to race forward”), Ancient Greek ἱερός (hierós, “supernatural, holy”), οἶστρος (oĩstros, “frenzy; gadfly”), Avestan aesma 'anger', Sanskrit eṣati 'it drives on').
- Kiera felt her ire rise at the blatant appraisal.
- For the present Napoleon's ire fell upon Prussia.
- Damian could feel his ire through the screen.
- Yea, verily, they shall be saved from God's ire (de ira) and called to the mercy of Christ.
- Having roused the ire of Sir Henry Bagnal (or Bagenal) by eloping with his sister in 1591, he afterwards assisted him in defeating Hugh Maguire at Belleek in 1593 and then again went into opposition and sought aid from Spain and Scotland.