eyer

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See also: Eyer and eþer

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

eye +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

eyer (plural eyers)

  1. One who eyes someone or something.
    • 1654, Edmund Gayton, Pleasant Notes upon Don Quixot, London, Notes vpon Book II. Chap. IV, p. 47,[1]
      The Amoretto was wont to take his stand at one place about the pew, where sate his Mistresse, who was a very attentive hearer of the man above her, and the sutor was as diligent an eyer of her, for having a book, and black-lead pen alwaies in his hand, (as if he took notes of the sermon) at last he got her exact picture.
    • 2010, Robert Coover, Noir, New York: Overlook Duckworth, p. 97,[2]
      You knew less about sex than you knew about sleuthing, but you soon figured out what the goods were and got them. You were not so much a private eye as an eyer of privates.

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

eyer (plural eyeres)

  1. Alternative form of eyrer (female swan)

Etymology 2[edit]

Adverb[edit]

eyer

  1. Alternative form of er (early)

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

eyer (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of air (air)

Etymology 4[edit]

Noun[edit]

eyer (plural eyeres)

  1. Alternative form of heir (heir)

Etymology 5[edit]

Noun[edit]

eyer

  1. plural of ey (egg)

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish اكر‎, اكیر‎, ایر(eyer), from Proto-Turkic *ēder.

Noun[edit]

eyer (definite accusative eyeri, plural eyerler)

  1. saddle (seat on an animal)

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