leir

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See also: leír, léir, and lèir

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse leir (clay, mud), from Proto-Germanic *laiza- (clay), probably from Proto-Indo-European *h₂leyH- (to smear). Compare dialectal English lair (a bog, a mire).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

leir m (genitive singular leirs, no plural)

  1. clay

Declension[edit]


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the noun læger and Old Norse legr, with the meaning from German Lager.

Noun[edit]

leir m (definite singular leiren, indefinite plural leirer, definite plural leirene)

  1. a camp
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

leir f or m (definite singular leira or leiren, indefinite plural leirer, definite plural leirene)

  1. form removed with the spelling reform of 2005; superseded by leire

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the noun læger and Old Norse legr, with the meaning from German Lager.

Noun[edit]

leir m (definite singular leiren, indefinite plural leirar, definite plural leirane)

  1. a camp

Derived terms[edit]

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Old Irish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

leir

  1. Alternative spelling of léir

Romansch[edit]

Verb[edit]

leir

  1. (Surmiran) Alternative form of vuleir