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Same as English maple. Perhaps from a blend of the earlier Proto-Germanic *apulaz (“apple”) (whence Old Norse mǫsurr), and *masuraz (“knob, veiny wood (such as maple)”). From the latter one comes Old Norse mǫsurr.
Declension of mǫpurr (strong a-stem)
- mǫpurr in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press