eyra

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Native South American name.

Noun[edit]

eyra (plural eyras)

  1. A slender, reddish-yellow wild cat (Felis eyra) ranging from southern Brazil to Texas.

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse eyra, from the voiced Verner alternant of Proto-Germanic *ausô, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ous-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

eyra n (genitive singular eyra, nominative plural eyru)

  1. ear (organ of hearing)
    • Hávamál (English source, Icelandic sourve)
      Inn vari gestur
      er til verðar kemur
      þunnu hljóði þegir,
      eyrum hlýðir,
      en augum skoðar.
      Svo nýsist fróðra hver fyrir.
      The knowing guest
      who goes to the feast,
      In silent attention sits;
      With his ears he hears,
      with his eyes he watches,
      Thus wary are wise men all.

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the voiced Verner alternant of Proto-Germanic *ausô, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ous-. Compare Old Saxon, Old Dutch, and Old High German ōra, Old English ēare, Old Frisian āre, Gothic 𐌰𐌿𐍃𐍉 (ausō).

Noun[edit]

eyra n

  1. ear

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