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

< 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
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Aesir (ˈeɪsɪə)
pl n
the chief gods of Norse mythology dwelling in Asgard
[Old Norse, literally: gods]

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chief gods of Scandinavian religion, from O.N. plural of ass "god," related to O.E. os, Goth. ans "god" (see Oswald).
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