Origin of eagre
1640–50; apparently representing earlier agar, ager, obscurely akin to hyger, higre; (compare Anglo-Latin (12th century) higra the tidal bore of the Severn); compared with Old English ēgor, eogor flood, high tide, though preservation of g in modern forms is problematic
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Historical Examples of eagre
Eagre is the old English word for vinegar, which is just “wine-eagre.”
The tide of fashion was rushing like an eagre "up to the Park."
Dryden, who had noticed it in the river Trent, calls it the "Eagre."
The other name by which the phenomenon is known, “eagre,” is also of unknown origin.
British Dictionary definitions for eagre
a tidal bore, esp of the Humber or Severn estuary
Word Origin for eagre
C17: perhaps from Old English ēagor flood; compare Old English ēa river, water
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