: a god of war in Norse mythology

Word History


Old Norse Tȳr; akin to Old English Tīw Tiu — more at deity

First Known Use

1793, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Tyr was in 1793

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Cite this Entry

“Tyr.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tyr. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition


tyrosine; tyrosyl

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