Origin of Wring
From Middle English wringen, from Old English wringan, from Proto-Germanic *wringanÄ… (compare West Frisian wringe, Low German wringen, Dutch wringen, German ringen "˜to wrestle'), from Proto-Indo-European *wrenǵʰ- (compare Lithuanian reñgtis "˜to bend down', Ancient Greek ῥίμφα (rhímpha) "˜fast'), nasalized variant of *werǵʰ- "˜bind, squeeze'. More at worry.
Middle English wringen from Old English wringan wer-2 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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