Eir

Old Norse Dictionary - eir

Meaning of Old Norse word "eir" in English.

As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:

eir Old Norse word can mean:

eir
1. m. [Lat. aes; Goth. aiz; A. S. âr; Engl. ore; O. H. G. er; Hel. erin; Germ. erz]:—brass, Stj. 340, 656. 7, GrEg. 80, Hkr. i. 265, FmS. x. 284. COMPDS denoting brazen, of brass: eir-altari, m. a brazen altar, Stj. eir-baugr, m. a brazen ring, Fb. i. 370. eir-hestr, m. a brazen horse, Merl. eir-hjálmr, n. a brazen helmet, Stj. 461. eir-ketill, m. a brass kettle, Grág. i. 504, Eg. 396. eir-kross, m. a brazen cross, Vm. 49. eir-kyrtill, m. a brazen cloak (used for torment), BlaS. 46, 655. 14. eir-lampi, a. m. a brass lamp, Jm. 2. eir-ormr, m. a brazen serpent, Stj. 333. Numb. xxi. 9. eir-penningr, m. a penny of brass, Post. 645. 78. eir-skjöldr, m. a brazen shield, Stj. 461. 1 Sam. xvii. 6. eir-stólpi, a, m. a pillar of brass, Stj. 564. eir-teinn, m. a wire of brass, FmS. ii. 129. eir-uxi, a, m. an ox of brass (image), Stj. 2 Kings, xvi. 17.
eir
2. f. peace, clemency; this word occurs several times in old poetry (Kormak), but not in prose, cp. Lex. Poët., and in COMPDS: eirarsamr, eirarlausS.
eir
II. one of the heathen goddesses, Edda.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛁᛁᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements

Abbreviations used:

A. S.
Anglo-Saxon.
Engl.
English.
Germ.
German.
gl.
glossary.
Goth.
Gothic.
Hel.
Heliand.
l.
line.
Lat.
Latin.
m.
masculine.
n.
neuter.
O. H. G.
Old High German.
S.
Saga.
cp.
compare.
f.
feminine.

Works & Authors cited:

Blas.
Blasius Saga. (F. III.)
Eg.
Egils Saga. (D. II.)
Fb.
Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Grág.
Grágás. (B. I.)
Greg.
Gregory. (F. II.)
Hkr.
Heimskringla. (E. I.)
Jm.
Jóns-máldagi. (J. I.)
Merl.
Merlinus Spa. (A. III.)
Post.
Postula Sögur. (F. III.)
Stj.
Stjórn. (F. I.)
Vm.
Vilkins-máldagi. (J. I.)
Lex. Poët.
Lexicon Poëticum by Sveinbjörn Egilsson, 1860.
Edda
Edda. (C. I.)
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