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Either 1) A compound of privative e- + gjër soup (cf. egjëll, esëll), the second element to be compared with Lithuanian sóra (millet), thus, the result meaning is not millet > wild grass, or 2) a singularized plural of egër 'wild', or of an unattested *agër, the latter being identical with Ancient Greek ἀγρός (agrós, field) and άγριος (ágrios) 'wild, lit. belonging to the field'.


egjër f

  1. Lolium temulentum, ryegrass, darnel