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.
- Occurs as the nominative singular ending in every class of strong masculine nouns, although not exclusively.
- Occurs as the nominative singular ending for a few feminine strong nouns.
- The majority of strong, masculine adjectives end in -ur in the nominative.
- The nominative and accusative plural ending for most weak feminine nouns; triggers u-mutation of a preceding a.
- -our (later Anglo-Norman)
Old High GermanEdit
-ur m (noun)
- Suffix variant found on masculine a-stem nouns