Origin of wroth
- Middle English from Old English wrāth wer-2 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Middle English wroth, wrooth, from Old English wrÄÃ¾, from Proto-Germanic *wraiÃ¾az (“cruel"), from Proto-Indo-European *wreit- (“to turn"). Akin to Old Frisian wrÄ“Ã¾ (“evil"), Old Saxon wrÄ“d (“evil") (Dutch wreed (“cruel")), Old High German reid (“cruel"), Old Norse reiÃ°r (“angry") (Danish vred, Swedish vred).