eagre

eagre

[ee-ger, ey-ger]
noun Chiefly British.
a tidal bore or flood.
Also, eager.


Origin:
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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eagre or eager (ˈeɪɡə)
 
n
a tidal bore, esp of the Humber or Severn estuary
 
[C17: perhaps from Old English ēagor flood; compare Old English ēa river, water]
 
eager or eager
 
n
 
[C17: perhaps from Old English ēagor flood; compare Old English ēa river, water]

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