eyrir

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

eyrir (plural aurar)

  1. A subdivision of currency, equal to one hundredth of an Icelandic króna

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse eyrir, from Latin aureus (gold coin).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

eyrir m (genitive singular eyris, nominative plural aurar)

  1. A subdivision of currency, one hundredth of an Icelandic króna, Swedish krona or Danish or Norwegian krone.

Declension[edit]


Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *aurijaz, from Latin aureus (gold coin).

Noun[edit]

eyrir m (genitive eyris, plural aurar)

  1. an ounce (usually of silver); equivalent to an eighth of a mark (mǫrk) or sixty pennies (penningar)
  2. (uncountable, in the singular or in the plural) money

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Norwegian Bokmål: øre
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: øre
  • Swedish: öre

References[edit]

  • eyrir in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press