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Old Norse[edit]


From Proto-Germanic *auraz (wet sand or earth, mud). Cognate with Old English ēar and possibly Gothic 𐌰𐌿𐍂𐌰𐌷𐌾𐍉𐌼 (aurahjōm), an inflection of an obscure Gothic word.


  • (12th century Icelandic) IPA(key): /ˈɑurː/


aurr m (genitive aurs, plural aurar)

  1. moist earth, wet clay, mud
    • Grottasöngr, verse 15, lines 5-6, in 1860, T. Möbius, Edda Sæmundar hins fróða: mit einem Anhang zum Theil bisher ungedruckter Gedichte. Leipzig, page 203:
      [] aurr etr iljar, / en ofan kuldi, []
      [] mud tears our feet, / frost freezes our forms, []


Derived terms[edit]


  • Norwegian Bokmål: aur m
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: aur m
  • Swedish: ör c


  • aurr in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • aurr in An Icelandic-English Dictionary, R. Cleasby and G. Vigfússon, Clarendon Press, 1874, at Internet Archive.
  • aurr in A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, G. T. Zoëga, Clarendon Press, 1910, at Internet Archive.