angre

adj.

'caustic'

(Modern English angry)

Etymology

Formed on anger + English adjectival suffix.
 

PGmc Ancestor

*angez-

Proposed ON Etymon (OIcel representative)

angr (n.) ‘sorrow, resentment, distress; repentance; tribulation, injury’
(ONP angr (1) (sb.))

Other Scandinavian Reflexes

Far angur, Icel angur, Norw anger, Dan anger, Sw ånger

OE Cognate

cp. ange 'anxious, painful, distressing', enge 'narrow, anguished, oppressive'

Phonological and morphological markers

Summary category

C1

Attestation

Widespread from the late 14c., incl. Chaucer and Gower.

Occurrences in the Gersum Corpus

Cl 1035

GollCl alone interprets the instance at Cl 1035 as a 'scribal error' for <aigre> from OFr (1035n), but this is unlikely (see McGee 384).

Bibliography

MED angrī (adj.) , OED angry (adj.) . HTOED ; see further anger.