Old Norse anger

Words about words M. Michael Brady The word anger, a noun and a verb in modern English, retains the sense and usage of two Old Norse words from which it descends, the noun, angr, meaning “trouble” or “affliction,” and the verb angr-a, meaning “grieve” or “vex.” It first appeared ca. 1200 in English in the works of Ormin, a monk of the order of Saint Augustine who lived in the Danish territory of England in the northeastern part of the former Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia (existed 527-879 CE). The scriptural appearance of the word anger led to it becoming part of mainstream vernacular. In the New Internationa
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M. Michael Brady

M. Michael Brady was born, raised, and educated as a scientist in the United States. After relocating to the Oslo area, he turned to writing and translating. In Norway, he is now classified as a bilingual dual national.

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