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[ey-ah] /ˈeɪ ɑ/
the Akkadian god of wisdom, the son of Apsu and father of Marduk: the counterpart of Enki. Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for eas
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  • "Sou' by eas'," repeated the elderly Malay with grave earnestness.

    The Rescue Joseph Conrad
  • At once I became a target, "Tak' it eas'—What's the matter with you; tak' it eas'."

    Steel Charles Rumford Walker
  • The present Elector has eas'd her of most of that Wealth which the late King had heap'd on her.

  • Quia palam est, eas non eo animo ejici, quod quis habere nolit.

  • This, Cicero says, was taken as an omen; for it sounded like "Cave ne eas," which must therefore have been pronounced Cau' n' eas.

    Latin Pronunciation Harry Thurston Peck
  • Zonas, quas Roma proficiscens plenas argenti extuli, eas ex provincia inanes rettuli.

    Selections from Viri Romae Charles Franois L'Homond
  • Alii amphoras, quas vini plenas extulerunt, eas argento repletas domum reportarunt.

    Selections from Viri Romae Charles Franois L'Homond
  • The country is one threaded on every hand by eas and brook that drop down the mountain sides at almost every yard of the way.

    John Splendid Neil Munro
  • Aperite mihi portas justitiae: Ingressa in eas, confitebor Domino.

    En Route

    J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
  • This is the cli—cli—climax of easeaseaster vac—c—c—c—c—cation!

    Pee-Wee Harris Adrift

    Percy Keese Fitzhugh
British Dictionary definitions for eas


equivalent air speed
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for eas



the usual Old English word for "river, running water;" still in use in Lancashire. See aqua-. "The standard word in place-names for river denoting a watercourse of greater size than a broc or a burna" [Cambridge Dictionary of English Place-Names].

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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