Eyrir

Old Icelandic Dictionary - eyrir

Meaning of Old Icelandic word "eyrir" in English.

As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):

eyrir Old Icelandic word can mean:

eyrir
(gen. -is, pl. aurar), m.
eyrir
1) ounce of silver, the eighth part of a mark (átta aurar í mörk); hringr, er stendr sex aura, a ring weighing or worth six aurar; verðr þá at hálfri mörk vaðmála e., then the ~ is equal to half a mark in wadmal; e. brendr = e. brends silfrs, an ounce of pure silver;
eyrir
2) ounce (svá var haglit stórt, at hvert haglkornit vá eyri);
eyrir
3) money in general, property; ljósir aurar verða at löngum trega, bright silver brings long, woe; ilir af aurum, a miser; gefin til aura (= til fjár), wedded for money; hann vissi ekki aura sinna tal, he knew not the tale (extent) of his riches; lausir aurar, opp. to ‘fastr ~’, movables, chattels (lönd ok lausir aurar); fríðr ~ (= frítt fé, kvikfé), cattle;
eyrir
4) money, currency; Flosi spurði í hverjum aurum hann vildi fyrir hafa, asked in what money he wished to be paid.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛁᚢᚱᛁᚱ

Abbreviations used:

gen.
genitive.
m.
masculine.
n.
neuter.
pl.
plural.
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