As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
- (pl. eyru), n. ear (eyrum hlýðir gestr, en augum skoðar); setja hnefa við e. e-m, to give one a box on the ear; leiða e-n af eyrum, to get rid of one; koma e-m til eyrna, to come to one’s ears, of news; hafa nef í e. e-m, to put the nose in one’s ear, to whisper to one, of a tell-tale.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛁᚢᚱᛅ
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