[ ey-sir, ey-zir ]
/ ˈeɪ sɪr, ˈeɪ zɪr /

noun (often lowercase) (used with a plural verb) Scandinavian Mythology.

the principal race of gods, led by Odin and living at Asgard.
Compare Vanir.

Origin of Aesir

< 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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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/ (ˈeɪsɪə) /

pl n

the chief gods of Norse mythology dwelling in Asgard

Word Origin for Aesir

Old Norse, literally: gods
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