bjórr

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Old Norse[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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

  1. beaver
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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
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References[edit]

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