Definition of eyrir in English:

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eyrir

Pronunciation: /ˈeɪriːr/

noun (plural aurar /ˈøɪrar/)

A monetary unit of Iceland, equal to one hundredth of a krona.
Example sentences
  • The old coin reckoning (1 mo¸rk = 8 aurar = 24 ørtogar = 240 pennies) was now changed, as far as the reckoned penny is concerned:

Origin

Icelandic, from Old Norse, literally 'ounce (of silver etc.), money', probably from Latin aureus 'golden, a golden coin'.

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