tyger

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English tigre, from Old English tīgras (pl) and influenced by Old French tigre, both, from Latin tigris, from Ancient Greek τίγρις (tígris), possibly of Iranian origin.

Noun[edit]

tyger (plural tygers)

  1. (obsolete) A tiger.
    • 1794, William Blake, "The Tyger", Songs Of Experience
      Tyger! Tyger! burning bright
      In the forests of the night,
      What immortal hand or eye
      Could frame thy fearful symmetry?
  2. (heraldry) Alternative form of tiger

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

tyger

  1. indefinite plural of tyg