Withersake meaning

(archaic) An apostate or perfidious renegade.
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Origin of withersake

  • From Middle English withersake, from Old English wiþersaca (“adversary, enemy; betrayer; apostate”), equivalent to wither- (“against”) +‎ sake. Cognate with Middle High German widersache, Modern German Widersacher (“adversary, opponent, antagonist, foe”).

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