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eagre

or ea·ger

[ ee-ger, ey-ger ]
/ ˈi gər, ˈeɪ gər /
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noun Chiefly British.

a tidal bore or flood.

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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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British Dictionary definitions for eagre

eagre

eager

/ (ˈeɪɡə) /

noun

a tidal bore, esp of the Humber or Severn estuary
C17: perhaps from Old English ēagor flood; compare Old English ēa river, water
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