Tyr

noun
\ ˈtir How to pronounce Tyr (audio) \

Definition of Tyr

: a god of war in Norse mythology

First Known Use of Tyr

1793, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Tyr

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

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“Tyr.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tyr. Accessed 17 January 2020.

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Medical Definition of Tyr

tyrosine; tyrosyl

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