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Aesir

or ae·sir

[ ey-sir, ey-zir ]
/ ˈeɪ sɪr, ˈeɪ zɪr /
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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”
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British Dictionary definitions for Aesir

Aesir
/ (ˈeɪsɪə) /

pl n

the chief gods of Norse mythology dwelling in Asgard
Old Norse, literally: gods
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