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See also: Eyre
From Middle English eire, from Old French erre (“journey, march, way”), from Latin iter, itineris (“a going, way”), from the root of ire (“to go”). Compare errant, itinerant, issue.
- (General American) enPR: âr, IPA(key): /ɛəɹ/, /ɛɹ/
- Rhymes: -ɛə(ɹ)
- Homophones: air, Ayr, ere, heir, are (unit of measurement); err (one pronunciation); e'er.
eyre (plural eyres)
- (UK, law, historical) A journey in circuit of certain itinerant judges called justices in eyre (or in itinere).
- 1982, Public Record Office Handbooks, page 35:
- The fact that the Surrey veredicta are uncancelled, and indeed their very survival, can doubtless be explained by the suspension of the eyre in June 1294, when consideration of the crown pleas had barely begun;
- 2000, Aileen Hopkinson, editor, The Rolls of the 1281 Derbyshire Eyre, Derbyshire Record Society, →ISBN, page xvi:
- None of the original veredicta survive for this eyre, but one of the best surviving examples, and the only one so far to be printed, comes from the Wiltshire eyre which began in the southern eyre circuit at Wilton on the same day as the 1281 Derbyshire eyre began at Derb, and which provides a valuable insight into the nature and contents of the lost Derbyshire veredicta.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for “eyre”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.)
- Alternative form of eere (“ear of grain”)
- ere – common
Pseudo-Hispanism, derived from English air, influenced by Spanish aire.
eyre (Baybayin spelling ᜁᜌ᜔ᜇᜒ)
- Synonym: hangin
- 2017, Ladlad 2: An Anthology of Philippine Gay Writing, Anvil Publishing, Inc., →ISBN:
- Dapat matigas, di iyakin, di lumilipad ang kamay sa ere.
- I must act tough, not a crybaby, not with the hands fluttering in the air.
- 2017, Penguin20, Altheria: School of Alchemy Book 1, Psicom Publishing Inc, page 47:
- Ito rin ang unang beses kong makakita ng Flying Board na parang skate board na lumilipad sa ere.
- This is also the first time I have seen a Flying Board, which is like a skateboard flying in the air.
- Synonym: himpapawid
- (figuratively) arrogance
- “eyre”, in Pambansang Diksiyonaryo | Diksiyonaryo.ph, Manila: Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino, 2018
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