'harm, sorrow; anger' (Modern English anger)
Proposed ON Etymon (OIcel representative)
angr ‘sorrow, resentment, distress; repentance; tribulation, injury’
(ONP angr (1) (sb.))
Other Scandinavian Reflexes
Far angur, Icel angur, Norw anger, Dan, anger, Sw ånger
cp. ange (adj.) 'anxious, painful, distressing', enge (adj.) 'narrow, anguished, oppressive'
Phonological and morphological markers
Fairly widespread in ME, though cited infrequently by MED before the later 14c. (earliest in a1325(c1250) Gen.& Ex.(Corp-C 444)).
Occurrences in the Gersum Corpus
Gaw 2344; Pe 343; Cl 572, 1602; Pat 411, 481
This word is faint and difficult to read at Gaw 2344 in the MS, but is regarded as legible by Knott 1915: 108 (see also Vantuono’s apparatus and McGillivray 2343–4n), and is so read by all editors.