Eyrr

Old Norse Dictionary - eyrr

Meaning of Old Norse word "eyrr" in English.

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

eyrr Old Norse word can mean:

eyrr
f., mod. eyri, gen. eyrar, dat. and acc. eyri, pl. eyrar, [aurr; Dan. öre; Swed. ör: it remains also in Scandin. local names, as Eyrar-sund, the Sound; Helsing-ör, Elsinore, qs. Helsingja-eyrr]:—a gravelly bank, either of the banks of a river (ár-eyrar, dals-cyrar) or of small tongues of land running into the sea, Fms. v. 19, Eg. 196, Nj. 85, Grág. ii. 355, n. G. l. i. 242, and passim in local names, esp. in Icel., vide Landn.: eyrar-oddi and eyrar-tangi, a, m. the point or tongue of an eyrr, Gísl. 93, Grág. ii. 354, Jb. 314, Háv. 47; Eyrar-maðr, m. a man from the place E., Sturl. iii. 11, Band. 9; Eyr-byggjar, m. pl. id., hence Eyrbyggja Saga, the history of that name, Landn., Eb., Bs. i. 409. A great meeting used to be held at Haleyr, now Copenhagen (P. A. Munch), Fær. ch. 2, hence Eyrar-floti, a, m. the fleet at Eyrar, Eg. 78. Another meeting was held in Drondheim (Niðarós) on the gravel banks of the river Nid, hence Eyrar-þing, n., Fms. v.. 24, viii. 49, ix. 91, 449, etc.
eyrr
II. duels usually took place on a gravel bank or on an island, hence the phrase, ganga út á eyri, to go to fight, Ísl. ii. 256 (in a verse); mér hefir stillir stökt til eyrar, the king has challenged me to fight a duel, Hkv. Hjörv. 33.
eyrr
β. in poetry used in circumlocutions of a woman, Lex. Poët.

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

Abbreviations used:

acc.
accusative.
ch.
chapter.
Dan.
Danish.
dat.
dative.
esp.
especially.
etc.
et cetera.
f.
feminine.
gen.
genitive.
Icel.
Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
id.
idem, referring to the passage quoted or to the translation
l.
line.
L.
Linnæus.
m.
masculine.
mod.
modern.
n.
neuter.
pl.
plural.
qs.
quasi.
Scandin.
Scandinavia, Scandinavian.
s. v.
sub voce.
Swed.
Swedish.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Band.
Banda-manna Saga. (D. II.)
Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Eb.
Eyrbyggja Saga. (D. II.)
Eg.
Egils Saga. (D. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Fær.
Færeyinga Saga. (E. II.)
Gísl.
Gísla Saga. (D. II.)
Grág.
Grágás. (B. I.)
Háv.
Hávarðar Saga. (D. II.)
Jb.
Jóns-bók. (B. III.)
Landn.
Landnáma. (D. I.)
N. G. L.
Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
Sturl.
Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
Hkv.
Helga-kviða Hundingsbana. (A. II.)
Hkv. Hjörv.
Helga-kviða Hjörvarðssonar. (A. II.)
Lex. Poët.
Lexicon Poëticum by Sveinbjörn Egilsson, 1860.
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