See also: Ýr, уг, үг, and -ýř

English

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Etymology 1

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Noun

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yr (plural yrs)

  1. Abbreviation of year.

Etymology 2

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Determiner

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yr

  1. Abbreviation of your.
    • 1985 December 7, “Albert in NYC (personal advertisement)”, in Gay Community News, volume 13, number 21, page 13:
      Got yr card. Problem is: don't have yr address! Wd love to see you. Write w/number! xo Jeremy.
    • 2012, Zadie Smith, NW, London: Penguin Books, published 2013, →ISBN, page 136:
      On her street he reached into his pocket, pulled out his phone and typed: On yr St. U free? The answer came back: Door open.

Etymology 3

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Contraction

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yr

  1. (Internet slang, text messaging) Contraction of you are.

Etymology 4

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Learned borrowing from Old English ȳr, the literal translation of which is uncertain: perhaps “yew” or “bow (made of yew)”, based on Old Norse ýr.

Pronunciation

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  • (learned, academic) IPA(key): /yːr/

Noun

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yr

  1. A letter of the Anglo-Saxon runic alphabet, , representing the vowel sounds /y/ and /yː/ in Old English.

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Cornish

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Etymology

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From Proto-Brythonic *ir (compare Welsh ir), from Proto-Celtic *ɸūros, from Proto-Indo-European *puHrós, from Proto-Indo-European *pewH- (to be clean, pure). Compare Irish úr.

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Noun

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yr

  1. fresh

References

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  • Cornish-English Dictionary from Maga's Online Dictionary
  • Akademi Kernewek Gerlyver Kernewek (FSS) Cornish Dictionary (SWF) (in Cornish), 2018, published 2018, page 194

Demotic

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Etymology

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From Egyptian

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(jtrw, river).

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Noun

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      m

  1. river, canal

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Derived terms

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Descendants

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  • Bohairic Coptic: ⲓⲟⲣ (ior)
  • Sahidic Coptic: ⲉⲓⲟⲟⲣ (eioor)

References

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  • Erichsen, Wolja (1954) Demotisches Glossar, Copenhagen: Ejnar Munksgaard, page 50
  • Janet H. Johnson, editor (2001), The Demotic Dictionary of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago[1], volume Y (01.1), Chicago: The University of Chicago, page 11

Norwegian Bokmål

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /yːr/, [yːɾ], [yːʁ]

Etymology 1

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From yre (to drizzle).

Noun

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yr n (definite singular yret, indefinite plural yr, definite plural yra or yrene)

  1. (weather, rain) drizzle

Etymology 2

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From yre (to swarm, teem).

Noun

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yr n (definite singular yret, indefinite plural yr, definite plural yra or yrene)

  1. a myriad, swarm

Etymology 3

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Unknown

Adjective

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yr (masculine and feminine yr, neuter yrt, definite singular and plural yre, comparative yrere, indefinite superlative yrest, definite superlative yreste)

  1. cheerful, jolly, merry

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  • “yr” in The Bokmål Dictionary.
  • “yr” in Det Norske Akademis ordbok (NAOB).

Norwegian Nynorsk

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /yːr/, [yːɾ], [yːʁ]

Etymology 1

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From yre (to drizzle).

Noun

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yr n (definite singular yret, indefinite plural yr, definite plural yra)

  1. (weather) drizzle

Etymology 2

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From yre (to swarm, teem).

Noun

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yr n (definite singular yret, indefinite plural yr, definite plural yra)

  1. a myriad, swarm

Etymology 3

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Unknown

Adjective

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yr (neuter yrt, definite singular and plural yre, comparative yrare, indefinite superlative yrast, definite superlative yraste)

  1. cheerful, jolly, merry

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Old English

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Etymology

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Probably borrowed from Old Norse ýr (yew, a bow, the runic letter ).

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Noun

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ȳr m

  1. the runic letter (/y/)

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Verb

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yr (first-person singular present indicative vou, past participle ydo)

  1. Obsolete spelling of ir.

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Swedish

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Etymology

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Inherited from Old Swedish ø̄r, yr, from Old Norse ǿrr.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /yːr/
  • Audio:(file)
  • Rhymes: -yːr

Adjective

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yr

  1. dizzy
  2. lively, jolly, skittish

Inflection

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Inflection of yr
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular yr yrare yrast
Neuter singular yrt yrare yrast
Plural yra yrare yrast
Masculine plural3 yre yrare yrast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 yre yrare yraste
All yra yrare yraste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.
3) Dated or archaic
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Further reading

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  • yr in Svensk ordbok.
  • yr in Elof Hellquist, Svensk etymologisk ordbok (1st ed., 1922)

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Welsh

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yr

  1. Alternative form of y (used before a word starting with a vowel or h)

Particle

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yr

  1. Alternative form of y (used before a word starting with a vowel or h)