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Coined by Christine M. Elverson by removing "th" from their.

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eir

  1. (rare) Belonging to em, gender-neutral third-person singular possessive adjective, equivalent to the singular their and coordinate with his and her.
    • 1975 August 23, Black, Judie, “Ey has a word for it”, in Chicago Tribune, 1, page 12:
      Eir sentences would sound smoother since ey wouldn't clutter them with the old sexist pronouns. And if ey should trip up in the new usage, ey would only have emself to blame.
    • 1996 December 22, Worth, Shirley, “New To Yoga”, in alt.yoga, Usenet[1], message-ID <32BDCA0C.6C8@worth.org>:
      A person whose habit is to stand and walk splay-footed may *think* eir feet are straight ahead, when they are actually pointed only slightly less out.
    • 1997 November 25, Dawson, Scott Robert, “Who Pays for Cellular Calls”, in alt.cellular, Usenet[2], message-ID <347acf56.333719@news.interlog.com>:
      If a mobile user is far from eir home area, ey will pay a long-distance fee for carriage of the call *from* eir home area, just as a caller would pay long-distance on a call *to* that area.
    • 2004 March 31, Thomas, Sue, Hello World : travels in virtuality[3], Raw Nerve Books, →ISBN, OL 4487793W, page 78:
      The adult worries much less; is cautious, sensible and knows how to protect emself and eir system from attack and error.
    • 2011 March 15, Edwards, RJ, “#89: New Friend”, in Riot Nrrd[4], retrieved 2012-10-06:
      And ultimately: I think my readers are mature enough that knowing eir assigned gender is not going to give them an “excuse” to misgender em.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:eir.

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IcelandicEdit

 
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Chemical element
Cu
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EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse eir, from Proto-Germanic *aiz. Cognate with Faroese eir, Norwegian eir, Danish ir, Old English ār (> English ore), Old High German ēr.

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eir m (genitive singular eirs, no plural) or eir n (genitive singular eirs, no plural)

  1. (uncountable) copper; a reddish-brown, malleable, ductile metallic element with high electrical and thermal conductivity, symbol Cu, and atomic number 29. syn.

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Middle WelshEdit

Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin hērēs.

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eir m (oblique plural eirs, nominative singular eirs, nominative plural eir)

  1. heir

DescendantsEdit

  • Anglo-Norman: heir, aire
  • French: hoir (obsolete)
  • Middle Irish: eigre

Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *aiz n, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éyos n.

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eir n

  1. brass, copper

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In several of the descendant languages, the meaning has shifted from copper to verdigris.

  • Icelandic: eir m or n
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: eir
  • Norwegian Bokmål: eir, irr
  • Danish: ir c

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ReferencesEdit

  • eir in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

RomanschEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Sutsilvan, Puter, Vallader) ir

EtymologyEdit

From Latin eō, īre, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ey-.

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eir

  1. (Surmiran) to go

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eir

  1. (literary) impersonal present/future of mynd

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