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Origin and Meaning of Wriggle

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Wrig"gle
To move the body to and fro with short, writhing motions, like a worm; to squirm; to twist uneasily or quickly about.

Etymology: Freq. of wrig, probably from OE. wrikken to move to and fro; cf. LG. wriggeln, D. wrikken, Sw. vricka, Dan. vrikke

verb Wrig"gle
To move with short, quick contortions; to move by twisting and squirming; like a worm.
adjective Wrig"gle
Wriggling; frisky; pliant; flexible.
noun Wrig"gle
Act of wriggling; a short or quick writhing motion or contortion.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The act of wiggling
  2. To move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling) ("The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace")

Related to Old English wrigian (“to turn”), from Proto-Germanic *wrigōną (“to wriggle”). Related to Dutch wriggelen, Low German wriggeln.

  1. A wriggling movement.

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Past life for Wriggle born Nov 3, 1949

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Ukraine approximately on 1775. Your profession was leader, major, and captain.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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