From Middle English wrong, from Old English wrang ("wrong, twisted, uneven"), from Old Norse rangr, *vrangr, from Proto-Germanic *wrangaz ("crooked, twisted, turned awry"), from Proto-Indo-European *werḱ-, *wrengʰ-, from *wer-. Cognate with Scots wrang ("wrong"), Danish vrang ("wrong, crooked"), Swedish vrång ("perverse, distorted"), Icelandic rangur ("wrong"), Norwegian Nynorsk rang ("wrong"), Dutch wrang ("bitter, sour") and the first element in the mythic Old Frisian city of Rungholt. More at wring.
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