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Webster 1913 Edition


eire

eire

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Noun.
Air.
[Obs.]
Chaucer.

Definition 2021


Eire

Eire

See also: eire and Éire

English

Proper noun

Eire

  1. (chiefly dated) The Republic of Ireland
  2. The island of Ireland, consisting of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland
    • 1887, U. J. Bourke, Pre-Christian Ireland, Browne & Nolan, page 1:
      [] ; above all, from their language, which, to this day, has left its impress on the lands through which they journeyed from Aria to Ara, from Iberia to Eire.
    • 1996, John Wilson, Understanding Journalism; A Guide To Issues, Routledge. ISBN 9780415115995., page 269:
      Eire - now an oddity rarely used, an out-of-date reference.
    • 2004, Douglas Clark, Belfast: A Novel of the Troubles, Virtualbookworm.com Publishing, ISBN 978-1-58939-629-6, page 211:
      “No. My father and Uncle Terry agreed on most things, including a united Irish Republic that included all of Eire. []
    • 2005, Kieran Wasserman, The Battle for Eire, iUniverse, ISBN 978-0-595-36860-0, page 310:
      “No, I do not,” she replied. “Eire was not meant to be won by force, as the Romans intend. [] In attacking them, you avenge your kin and maintain the peaceful island of Eire. []

Translations

Anagrams

eire

eire

See also: Eire and Éire

German

Verb

eire

  1. First-person singular present of eiern.
  2. First-person singular subjunctive I of eiern.
  3. Third-person singular subjunctive I of eiern.
  4. Imperative singular of eiern.

Old Portuguese

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Latin heri (yesterday), from Proto-Italic *hesī, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰǵʰyes-. Cognate with Old Spanish eri and Old French ier.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈej.ɾe/

Adverb

eire

  1. yesterday

Synonyms

See also