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IcelandicEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse -r, the nominative singular ending for i-, u-, masculine a-, and masculine consonant stem nouns, as well as most masculine adjectives. In turn, the Old Norse endings all stem from Proto-Indo-European *-s, a general-purpose masculine/feminine singular nominative ending.

SuffixEdit

-ur

  1. Occurs as the nominative singular ending in every class of strong masculine nouns, although not exclusively.
  2. Occurs as the nominative singular ending for a few feminine strong nouns.
  3. The majority of strong, masculine adjectives end in -ur in the nominative.

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse -ur (weak feminine nominative and accusative plural ending)

SuffixEdit

-ur

  1. The nominative and accusative plural ending for most weak feminine nouns; triggers u-mutation of a preceding a.

Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • -our (later Anglo-Norman)

EtymologyEdit

Latin -or

SuffixEdit

-ur

  1. (early Anglo-Norman) -er, used for form agent nouns

Old High GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Proto-Germanic *-áz

SuffixEdit

-ur m (noun)

  1. Suffix variant found on masculine a-stem nouns

SwedishEdit

SuffixEdit

-ur

  1. -ure; making an art or profession from an occupation, e.g. arkitekt (architect)arkitektur (architecture)

Derived termsEdit