(plural eyren) (obsolete since the sixteenth century)
- (obsolete) an egg
From Middle English ey, from Old English Ç£Ä¡ ("egg"; Ç£Ä¡ru in the plural), from Proto-Germanic *ajjÄ…, *ajjaz (“egg"), from Proto-Indo-European *Åuyo-, *hâ‚‚ÅwyÃ³m (“egg"). Cognate with West Frisian aai (“egg"), Dutch ei (“egg"), German Low German Ei (“egg"), German Ei (“egg"), Danish Ã¦g (“egg"), Swedish Ã¤gg (“egg"), Icelandic egg (“egg"), Scottish Gaelic ugh (“egg"), Latin Åvum (“egg"). Was replaced by egg in the 16th century.
- An island.
(third-person singular, epicene, nominative case, accusative em, possessive adjective eir, possessive noun eirs, reflexive emself)
Coined by Christine M. Elverson by removing the "th" from they.