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þyrs

  • noun [ masculine ]
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Grammar
þyrs, es; m.
Wright's OE grammar
§387;
A giant, an enchanter, a demon
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  • Ðyrs, heldióbul

    Orcus,

      Wrt. Voc. ii. 115, 64.
  • Ðyrs sceal on fenne gewunian ána innan lande,

      Menol. Fox 545; Gn. C. 42.
  • Þyrses

    Caci,

      Wrt. Voc. ii. 20, 62.
  • Þyr[ses]

    colossi,

      Hpt. Gl. 445, 2.
  • Gehégan ðing wiþ þyrse (

    Grendel

    ),
      Beo. Th. 856; B. 426.
  • Ealdum þyrse (þyrre,

      MS.), Exon. Th. 425, 29; Rä. 41, 63.
  • Þyrsa oððe wyrmgalera Marsorum, þyrsas ł wyrmgaleras

    Marsi,

      Hpt. Gl. 483, 13-15.
  • Cf. Wrt. Voc. ii. 82, 9.
  • Áníge þyrsas

    Cyclopes,

      Wrt. Voc. ii. 22, 37.
  • Ðyrsa

    Cyclopum,

      21, 72.
Etymology
[Com þe þurs Maxence, Kath. 1858. Ichabbe isehen þene þurs of helle, Marh. 11, 7. Thykke theefe as a thursse, Halliwell's Dict. Ther shal lyn lamya (satyr, A. V.), that is a thirs (thrisse), or a beste hauende the bodi lic a womman and horse feet, Wick. Isaiah 34, 15. O. H. Ger. durs Dis, daemonium: Icel. þurs a giant.]
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v. orc-þyrs.
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