Definition of Aegir

1. Noun. A high wave (often dangerous) caused by tidal flow (as by colliding tidal currents or in a narrow estuary).

Exact synonyms: Bore, Eager, Eagre, Tidal Bore
Generic synonyms: Tidal Current, Tidal Flow



Definition of Aegir

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of eagre) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aegir

aedile
aediles
aedileship
aedileships
aedine
aefald
aefauld
aegicrane
aegicranes
aegides
aegilops
aegilopses
aegipan
aegipanes
aegipans
aegir (current term)
aegirine
aegirines
aegirite
aegirites
aegises
aeglogue
aeglogues
aegophony
aegrotat
aegrotats
aegyptianellosis
aelotropic
aelurophil

Literary usage of Aegir

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1. A History of Norwegian Immigration to the United States from the Earliest by George Tobias Flom (1909)
"The Sailing of aegir. The influence of Gjert Hovland in this new trend in the immigration should be noted. South Bergen- hus now became the scene of ..."

2. Marine Engineer and Naval Architect (1900)
"This has been applied to the coasting ironclad aegir, which has been making trial trips for fully half a year and has further taken part in the autumn ..."

3. The Gongu-Hrólfssaga: A Study in Old Norse Philology by Jacob Wittmer Hartmann (1912)
"... aegir, whose nickname is probably derived from aegir, " the sea ", because of the fact that his mother was a sea-monster. At least, some men believed ..."

4. Grillparzer as a Poet of Nature by Faust Charles De Walsh (1910)
"... aegir, whose nickname is probably derived from aegir, " the sea ", because of the fact that his mother was a sea-monster. At least, some men believed ..."

5. Naval Policy with Some Account of the Warships of the Principal Powers by George Warrington Steevens (1896)
"The earlier vessels are completely belted with 7 to 9^ inches of compound armour: the Odin and aegir, the latest, have partial belts, but nickel-steel ..."

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