tyger

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English tigre, from Old English tīgras (pl) and influenced by Old French tigre, both, from Latin tigris, from Ancient Greek τίγρις (tigris), possibly of Iranian origin.

Noun[edit]

tyger (plural tygers)

  1. (obsolete) A tiger.
    • 1794, William Blake, "The Tyger", Songs Of Experience
      Tyger! Tyger! burning bright
      In the forests of the night,
      What immortal hand or eye
      Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

tyger

  1. indefinite plural of tyg