Eyre vs Yere - What's the difference?

eyre | yere |

As a noun eyre

is (uk|legal|obsolete) a journey in circuit of certain itinerant judges called justices in eyre'' (or ''in itinere ).

As a pronoun yere is

(irish) your (plural); of ye, belonging to ye.



Proper noun

(en proper noun)
  • (surname)
  • Derived terms

    * Eyrean




  • (Irish) your (plural); of ye, belonging to ye
  • * 2001 Martin McDonagh The Lieutenant of Inishmore , Scene 8:
  • What I want ye to remember, as the bullets come out through yere foreheads, is
  • * 2012 Kerry O'Shea Edinburgh’s Fringe festival thinks The Rubberbandits are English IrishCentral 27 July 2012:
  • The Rubberbandits took to their Twitter (@Rubberbandits) on Tuesday in the wake of the Fringe fest’s apparent typo saying that, “@edfringe As much as we'd love to swear allegiance to Lizzie. Could ye change our country of origin from "England" to Ireland on yere site?” (sic)
  • * 2012 Christy O'Connor " The first great rivalry of the 21st century" Irish Independent , 28 July 2012:
  • "I've been listening to yere' s**** there all day about how great ye are," he told them. "Who the hell do ye think ye are with ' yere two All-Irelands and one ambush?"

    Usage notes

    Especially in the south and west of Ireland. The yod-dropping pronunciation is more dialectal. ----