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eyrir

[ ey-reer ]
/ ˈeɪ rɪər /
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noun, plural au·rar [oi-rahr]. /ˈɔɪ rɑr/.

an aluminum bronze coin of Iceland, one 100th of a króna.

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Origin of eyrir

First recorded in 1925–30; from Icelandic; Old Norse: “ounce, unit of money” (cognate with Swedish öre ), from Latin aureus “golden”

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eyrir
/ (ˈeɪrɪə) /

noun plural aurar (ˈɔːrɑː)

an Icelandic monetary unit worth one hundredth of a krona

Word Origin for eyrir

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