scir

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See also: ščir and šćir

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *skīru.

Noun[edit]

sċīr f

  1. office (status of an official)
  2. district (under an official or governor)
  3. administrative region, shire (consisting of a number of hundreds or wapentakes, ruled jointly by an alderman and a sheriff)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *skīraz, from Proto-Germanic *skīriz (pure, bright).

Cognate with Old Frisian skire, Old Saxon skīr, Dutch schier (white, grey), German schier (pure)), Old Norse skírr (Swedish skir), Gothic 𐍃𐌺𐌴𐌹𐍂𐍃 (skeirs) Related to scinan.

Adjective[edit]

sċīr

  1. bright, shining
  2. clear, pure
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