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eyrir

[ey-reer]
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noun, plural au·rar [oi-rahr] /ˈɔɪ rɑr/.
  1. an aluminum bronze coin of Iceland, the 100th part of a króna.

Origin of eyrir

1925–30; < Icelandic; Old Norse: ounce, unit of money (cognate with Swedish öre) < Latin aureus golden
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Historical Examples

  • The first part of the name Aurboda, the aur of many significations may be referred to eyrir, pl.

    Teutonic Mythology, Vol. 1 of 3

    Viktor Rydberg, Ph.D.


British Dictionary definitions for eyrir

eyrir

noun plural aurar (ˈɔːrɑː)
  1. an Icelandic monetary unit worth one hundredth of a krona

Word Origin

Old Norse: ounce (of silver), money; related to Latin aureus golden
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