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ONP: Dictionary of Old Norse Prose

Word

eir sb. n.

1) kobber, (legering indeholdende kobber) bronze, messing ‖ copper, (alloy containing copper) bronze, brass
2) ?kar af kobber/bronze (cf. eirnǫkkvi sb. m.; cf. item Blaise aeneum) ‖ ?tub of copper/bronze

Forms: eiri (15); eir (8); æiri (3); eijr (2); eire (2); æir (2); eirí (1); ęri (1); Eẏr (1); ęiri (1);

Gloss.: EJ; ClV m.; Fr; Hertzb; LP; AJ; deVr; NO; ÁBlM; Bl m./n.

Literature: Matthías Þórðarson 1943 274-279, 287-289; Wood 1914 [JEGP 13] 500

Genre. (expected): religious works: 18 (10); historical works: 5 (6); romances: 5 (4); legal works: 3 (3); charters: 2 (3); þættir: 1 (1); learned works: 1 (1); legendary sagas: 1 (2);