[ ey-sir, ey-zir ]
/ ˈeɪ sɪr, ˈeɪ zɪr /
noun (used with a plural verb)Scandinavian Mythology.
the principal race of gods, led by Odin and living at Asgard.
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Origin of Aesir
From Old Norse, plural of āss “god”; cognate with Old English ōs “god,” Os- in proper names (as Ōswald ), Old High German Ans- in proper names (as Anselm ); akin to Sanskrit asura “lord”
Words nearby Aesir
, Aesop's fables
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How to use Aesir in a sentence
All the above deities, together with a number of others less important, form a regularly organised community, like the Aesir.
"We live," grunted the Aesir, busy over Amra's half-frozen feet.
The Vanir then made common cause with the Aesir and were worshipped like them.
The god, now ready to resign the empire of the world and prepared for the ending of the Aesir, awaits the hero's coming.
British Dictionary definitions for Aesir
the chief gods of Norse mythology dwelling in Asgard
Word Origin for Aesir
Old Norse, literally: gods
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