See also: Eyrir

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Icelandic eyrir. Doublet of aureus.

NounEdit

eyrir (plural aurar)

  1. A subdivision of currency, equal to one hundredth of an Icelandic króna

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse eyrir, from Latin aureus (gold coin).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

eyrir m (genitive singular eyris, nominative plural aurar)

  1. A subdivision of currency, one hundredth of an Icelandic króna, Swedish krona or Danish or Norwegian krone.

DeclensionEdit


Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *aurijaz, from Latin aureus (gold coin).

NounEdit

eyrir m (genitive eyris, plural aurar)

  1. an ounce (usually of silver); equivalent to an eighth of a mark (mǫrk) or sixty pennies (penningar)
  2. (uncountable, in the singular or in the plural) money

DeclensionEdit

SynonymsEdit

  • (money, property, wealth)

DescendantsEdit

  • Icelandic: eyrir
  • Faroese: oyra
  • Norwegian: øre
  • Old Swedish: ø̄ri, ø̄re
  • Old Danish: øræ
  • Gutnish: öre
  • Finnish: äyri

ReferencesEdit

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