See also: ščir
- office (status of an official)
- district (under an official or governor)
- administrative region, shire (consisting of a number of hundreds or wapentakes, ruled jointly by an alderman and a sheriff)
Declension of scir (strong ō-stem)
- Middle English: shire, shiere, chire, ssire, schire, schyre
From Proto-Germanic *skīraz. 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.