fyr

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Danish[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Maybe a contraction of Middle Low German firburs (unemployed craftsman).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fyːr/, [fyɐ̯ˀ]

Noun[edit]

fyr c (singular definite fyren, plural indefinite fyre)

  1. chap, bloke, guy
  2. boyfriend
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Low German vūr, from Old Saxon fiur, from Proto-Germanic *fōr, from Proto-Indo-European *péh₂ur (bonfire).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fyːr/, [fyɐ̯ˀ]

Noun[edit]

fyr n (singular definite fyret, plural indefinite fyr)

  1. boiler
  2. fire
  3. light
  4. lighthouse
  5. radio beacon
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Etymology 3[edit]

From Old Norse fura.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fyr c (singular definite fyrren, plural indefinite fyrre)

  1. pine
  2. pinewood, deal
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

See fyre.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fyːr/, [fyɐ̯ˀ]

Verb[edit]

fyr

  1. Imperative of fyre.

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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

  1. guy, bloke
    Han er en merkelig fyr = he is a weird guy
    Sjekk den fyren der = check out that guy (over there)

Etymology 2[edit]

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 from Proto-Germanic *fōr, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *péh₂ur, which also is the origin of Greek sc=Latn|πῦρ.

Noun[edit]

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

  1. the presence of fire.
    Å sette fyr på noe = to put something on fire
    Skogen tok fyr = the forest caught fire
    Fyr! = fire! (when using firearms)
    Har du fyr? = got a light? (for cigarettes or similar)
  2. furnace room, boiler room, stokehold
    Jeg har jobbet i fyren hele dagen = I've been working in the boiler the whole day

Noun[edit]

fyr n (definite singular fyret; indefinite plural fyr; definite plural fyra/fyrene)

  1. lighthouse, beacon
    Fyret har stått der siden 1800-tallet = the lighhouse has been there since the 1800's

Derived terms[edit]

  • være i fyr og flamme = be all enthusiasm (literally: "be in fire and flame")
  • ta fyr = catch fire

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Old English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From dialectal Proto-Germanic *fuïr, from *fōr, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *péh₂ur. Cognate with Old Frisian fiūr, Old Saxon fiur, Dutch vuur, Old High German fiur (German Feuer), Old Norse fúrr, fýrr, Gothic 𐍆𐍉𐌽 (fon). The Indo-European root is also the source of Greek πῦρ.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fȳr n (nominative plural fȳra or fȳre)

  1. fire
    Ðæs fyres gecynd is hat and drie. Fire’s nature is hot and dry. (Screadunga)
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Comparative of feor.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

fyr

  1. further

Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fyr c

  1. a lighthouse
  2. fire
  3. (dated) a guy

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Welsh[edit]

Adjective[edit]

fyr

  1. Mutated form of byr (short).

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
byr fyr myr unchanged