æra

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

æra (plural æras)

  1. Archaic spelling of era.
    • 1798, Pierre Simon La Place, Exposition du Système du Monde (translated as “on the System of the World”), chapter III: “on Time, and its measure”, quoted in 1799 in The Monthly Review, new and improved, page 500:
      It is desirable that all people should adopt one and the same æra, independant of moral revolutions, and founded solely on astronomical phænomena.

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Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

æra c (singular definite æraen, plural indefinite æraer)

  1. era

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Faroese[edit]

Noun[edit]

æra f (genitive singular æru, uncountable)

  1. honor (UK, honour)

Declension[edit]

Declension of æra (singular only)
f1s singular
indefinite definite
nominative æra æran
accusative æru æruna
dative æru æruni
genitive æru ærunnar

Icelandic[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

æra f (genitive singular æru, nominative plural ærur)

  1. reputation, honour
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse œra.

Verb[edit]

æra (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative ærði, supine ært)

  1. (transitive, governs the accusative) to drive crazy
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Etymology 3[edit]

Adjective[edit]

æra

  1. inflection of ær:
    1. masculine accusative plural
    2. feminine accusative singular

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin aera.

Noun[edit]

æra m (definite singular æraen, indefinite plural æraer, definite plural æraene)

  1. era

Etymology 2[edit]

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Noun[edit]

æra m sg or f sg

  1. definite feminine singular of ære

Etymology 3[edit]

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Verb[edit]

æra

  1. simple past of ære
  2. past participle of ære

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin aera.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

æra m (definite singular æraen, indefinite plural æraer or æraar, definite plural æraene or æraane)

  1. an era
    ein æra er forbian era is over

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse æra (noun and verb).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

æra f (definite singular æra, uncountable)

  1. definite singular of ære
  2. form removed with the spelling reform of 2012; superseded by ære

Verb[edit]

æra (present tense ærar, past tense æra, past participle æra, passive infinitive ærast, present participle ærande, imperative ær)

  1. alternative form of ære

Etymology 3[edit]

From Old Norse æra. In an umlaut relationship with år (year).

Verb[edit]

æra (present tense ærer, past tense ærte, past participle ært, passive infinitive ærast, present participle ærande, imperative ær)

  1. alternative form of ære

Etymology 4[edit]

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Noun[edit]

æra f

  1. definite singular of ær

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Through Middle Low German ere from Proto-Germanic *aizō.

Noun[edit]

æra f (genitive æru)

  1. honour
Declension[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Icelandic: æra
  • Faroese: æra
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: ære
  • Norwegian Bokmål: ære

Etymology 2[edit]

In an umlaut relationship with ár f (oar).

Verb[edit]

æra

  1. (intransitive) to row, pull
    Synonym: róa
Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

In an umlaut relationship with ár n (year).

Verb[edit]

æra

  1. (impersonal, transitive with accusative) to give a good crop
    ærir akrthe field becomes fertile
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References[edit]

  • æra in A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, G. T. Zoëga, Clarendon Press, 1910, at Internet Archive.