bjórr

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *bebruz, whence also Old English befer, Old High German bibar.

Noun[edit]

bjórr m (genitive bjórs, plural bjórar)[1]

  1. beaver
Declension[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Icelandic: bjór
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: bjor
  • Elfdalian: biuor
  • Westrobothnian: bjúr
  • Old Swedish: biūr
    • Swedish: bjur (obsolete)
  • Old Danish: biūr, bifær
    • Danish: byr (obsolete)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *beuzą (beer), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *bʰews- (dross, sediment). More at beer.

Noun[edit]

bjórr m (genitive bjórs, plural bjórar)

  1. beer
Declension[edit]
Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Geir T. Zoëga, A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, s.v. "bjórr 3" (London, England: Oxford University Press, 1910), 56.