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Aesir

[ey-sir, ey-zir] /ˈeɪ sɪr, ˈeɪ zɪr/
noun, (often lowercase) (used with a plural verb) Scandinavian Mythology
1.
the principal race of gods, led by Odin and living at Asgard.
Compare Vanir.
Origin
< 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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Aesir

/ˈeɪsɪə/
plural noun
1.
the chief gods of Norse mythology dwelling in Asgard
Word Origin
Old Norse, literally: gods
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Word Origin and History for Aesir
n.

chief gods of Scandinavian religion, from Old Norse plural of ass "god," related to Old English os, Gothic ans "god" (see Asgard).

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