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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Tyr, Tyrr(noun)

    (Norse mythology) god of war and strife and son of Odin; identified with Anglo-Saxon Tiu


  1. Tyr(ProperNoun)

    The Norse god of war, identifiable with Tiu or Tiw. Possibly the god after whom Tuesday was named.

  2. Origin: Týr, from Tīwaz, from dhyeu-. Cognate to Old English Tiw.


  1. Týr

    Týr is a god associated with law and heroic glory in Norse mythology, portrayed as one-handed. Corresponding names in other Germanic languages are Gothic Teiws, Old English Tīw and Old High German Ziu and Cyo, all from Proto-Germanic *Tîwaz. The Latinised name is Tius or Tio. In the late Icelandic Eddas, Tyr is portrayed, alternately, as the son of Odin or of Hymir, while the origins of his name and his possible relationship to Tuisto suggest he was once considered the father of the gods and head of the pantheon, since his name is ultimately cognate to that of *Dyeus, the reconstructed chief deity in Indo-European religion. It is assumed that Tîwaz was overtaken in popularity and in authority by both Odin and Thor at some point during the Migration Age, as Odin shares his role as God of war. Tiw was equated with Mars in the interpretatio germanica. Tuesday is in fact "Tīw's Day", translating dies Martis.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tyr

    tir, n. the name of a war-god in the old Norse mythology, a son of Odin. [Ice. Týr.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of TYR in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of TYR in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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