Other Word Forms of Writhe
Origin of Writhe
Middle English writhen, from Old English wrīþan, from Proto-Germanic *wrīþaną 'to twist, turn' (cf. Old High German rīdan 'to turn', Old Norse ríða 'to wind'), from Proto-Indo-European (compare Lithuanian riēsti 'to unbend, wind, roll').
Middle English writhen from Old English wrīthan wer-2 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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