See also: ščir and šćir

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Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-West Germanic *skīru.

NounEdit

sċīr f

  1. office (status of an official)
  2. district (under an official or governor)
  3. administrative region, shire (consisting of a number of hundreds or wapentakes, ruled jointly by an alderman and a sheriff)
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Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Germanic *skīraz, from Proto-Germanic *skīriz (pure, bright).

Cognate with Old Frisian skire, Old Saxon skīr, Dutch schier (white, grey), German schier (pure)), Old Norse skírr (Swedish skir), Gothic 𐍃𐌺𐌴𐌹𐍂𐍃 (skeirs) Related to scinan.

AdjectiveEdit

sċīr

  1. bright, shining
  2. clear, pure
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