An example of wrath is the way you would feel after your brand new car is stolen and destroyed.
Homer relates an episode in the Trojan War that reveals the tragic consequences of the wrath of Achilles.
Origin of wrath
- Middle English from Old English wrǣththu from wrāth angry wer-2 in Indo-European roots Adj., variant of wroth
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English wraththe, wreththe, from Old English wrÇ£Ã¾Ã¾u, wrÇ£Ã¾Ã¾o (“wrath, fury"), from Proto-Germanic *wraiÃ¾iÃ¾Å (“wrath, fury"), equivalent to wroth +"Ž -th. Compare Dutch wreedte (“cruelty"), Danish vrede (“anger"), Swedish vrede (“wrath, anger, ire"), Icelandic reiÃ°i (“anger"). More at wroth.