See also: fyr-

DanishEdit

 
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Etymology 1Edit

Possibly a contraction of Middle Low German fīrburs (unemployed craftsman).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /fyːˀr/, [ˈfyɐ̯ˀ]

NounEdit

fyr c (singular definite fyren, plural indefinite fyre)

  1. (informal) guy (a younger male person)
  2. (colloquial) boyfriend (a male lover)
InflectionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle Low German vǖr, from Proto-Germanic *fōr, cognate with English fire, German Feuer, Dutch vuur. The word goas back to Proto-Indo-European *péh₂wr̥ (bonfire), which is also the source of Ancient Greek πῦρ (pûr, fire).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /fyːˀr/, [ˈfyɐ̯ˀ]

NounEdit

fyr n (singular definite fyret, plural indefinite fyr)

  1. lighthouse, radio beacon (a towed that guides ships)
  2. boiler (a device to produce heat from gas or oil)
  3. (uncountable, in the indefinite) fire, light (in something)
InflectionEdit
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

From Old Norse fura.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fyr c (singular definite fyrren, plural indefinite fyrre)

  1. pine (a tree of the genus Pinus)
  2. pinewood, deal (wood from a pine)
InflectionEdit

Etymology 4Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /fyːˀr/, [ˈfyɐ̯ˀ]

VerbEdit

fyr

  1. imperative of fyre

Norwegian BokmålEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Probably a shortening of the Low German firburs, meaning a full-fledged craftsman who is unemployed.

NounEdit

fyr m (definite singular fyren, indefinite plural fyrer, definite plural fyrene)

  1. guy, bloke
    Han er en merkelig fyrhe is a weird guy
    Sjekk den fyren dercheck out that guy (over there)
    Synonyms: gubbe, kar, mann

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse fýrr, cognate with its Nordic equivalents, Old Frisian fiur, Old Saxon fiur, Dutch vuur, Old High German fiur, German Feuer and English fire. Believed to ultimately stem from Proto-Germanic *fōr, and Proto-Indo-European *péh₂wr̥, which also is the origin of Greek πυρ (pyr).

NounEdit

fyr m (definite singular fyren, indefinite plural fyrer, definite plural fyrene)

  1. the presence of fire
    Å sette fyr på noeto set something on fire
    Skogen tok fyrthe forest caught fire
    Fyr!fire! (when using firearms)
    Har du fyr?Got a light? (for cigarettes or similar)
    Synonyms: ild, flamme
  2. furnace room, boiler room, stokehold
    Jeg har jobbet i fyren hele dagenI've been working in the boiler the whole day
    Synonyms: fyrrom, ildsted
Related termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

As for Etymology 2.

NounEdit

fyr n (definite singular fyret, indefinite plural fyr, definite plural fyra or fyrene)

 
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  1. lighthouse, beacon
    Fyret har stått der siden 1800-tallet.The lighthouse has been there since the 1800s.
    Synonym: fyrtårn

Derived termsEdit

Etymology 4Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

VerbEdit

fyr

  1. imperative of fyre

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Probably a shortening of the Low German firburs, meaning an unemployed craftsman.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fyr m (definite singular fyren, indefinite plural fyrar, definite plural fyrane)

  1. guy, bloke
    • 1863, Ivar Aasen, "Høgferd":
      Det er den største Gleda, ein liten Fyr kann faa, at han slepp upp i Høgdi, so Folk maa honom sjaa []
      It is the greatest joy a little guy can have, to make it into the heights, so that people can see him []

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse fýrr, cognate with its Nordic equivalents, Old Frisian fiur, Old Saxon fiur, Dutch vuur, Old High German fiur, German Feuer and English fire. Believed to ultimately stem from Proto-Germanic *fōr, and Proto-Indo-European *péh₂wr̥, which also is the origin of Greek πυρ (pyr).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fyr m (definite singular fyren, indefinite plural fyrar, definite plural fyrane)

  1. fire
  2. light (means of starting a fire)
    Har du fyr?
    Do you have a light?

NounEdit

 
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fyr n (definite singular fyret, indefinite plural fyr, definite plural fyra)

  1. lighthouse, beacon
Usage notesEdit
  • Until recently, the Norwegian language authorities accepted a masculine inflection of this noun in the sense of a lighthouse. Masculine is also the gender listed by Ivar Aasen in his dictionary of 1850.
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

fyr

  1. imperative of fyra and fyre

ReferencesEdit


Old EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-West Germanic *fuir, from Proto-Germanic *fōr, from Proto-Indo-European *péh₂wr̥.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fȳr n

  1. fire
    Iċ ēode þurh þæt fȳr and ne barn.
    I walked through the fire and did not burn.
    Þēah þe hit ċeald wǣre, ne ǣlde hē þæt fȳr.
    Though it was cold, he didn't light the fire.
    Þǣr smīeċ biþ, þǣr biþ fȳr.
    Where there's smoke, there's fire.
    • late 10th century, Ælfric, "Another Vision"
      Se līeġ wæs mid manna sāwlum āfylled, and hīe āsprungon upp mid þǣm fȳre swā swā spearcan.
      The flame was filled with people's souls, and they sprang up with the fire like sparks.
    • Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, year 473
      Þā Wēalas flugon þā Engle swā swā fȳr.
      The Welsh fled the English like fire.
    • c. 990, Wessex Gospels, Mark 14:54
      Hē sæt mid þām weardum and wiermde hine æt þǣm fȳre.
      He sat with the guards and warmed himself at the fire.
DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit
  • Middle English: fier

Etymology 2Edit

Comparative of feor.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

fyr

  1. Alternative form of fierr

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse fúrr, fýr, fýrir, funi, from Proto-Germanic *fōr, from Proto-Indo-European *ph₂wṓr, earlier *péh₂wōr, collective of *péh₂wr̥.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fyr c

  1. a lighthouse
    • 1928, Riksdagens protokoll vid lagtima riksmötet, page 134.
      Fyrarna kunde förses med ledande lysvinklar och medelt kabelanslutning erhålla elektrisk energi för drift av såväl fyr- som mistsignalapparater.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  2. fire
  3. (dated) a guy

DeclensionEdit

Declension of fyr 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative fyr fyren fyrar fyrarna
Genitive fyrs fyrens fyrars fyrarnas

Related termsEdit

See alsoEdit


WelshEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

fyr

  1. Soft mutation of byr (short).

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
byr fyr myr unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

WestrobothnianEdit

NounEdit

fyr n

  1. gallop
  2. spoof
  3. mischief