aegir

noun
a high wave (often dangerous) caused by tidal flow (as by colliding tidal currents or in a narrow estuary)
Syn: ↑tidal bore, ↑bore, ↑eagre, ↑eager
Hypernyms: ↑tidal flow, ↑tidal current

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variant of eagre

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/e"jir/, n. Scand. Myth.
a sea god, husband of Ran, and host at feast of the gods spoiled by Loki.
[ < ON AEgir, akin to ON a river, water, Goth ahwa water, L aqua]

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