Aesir
Aesir chief gods of Scandinavian religion, from Old Norse plural of ass "god," related to O.E. os, Goth. ans "god" (see ASGARD (Cf. Asgard)).

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  • AEsir — [AE] sir, n. pl. [Icel., pl. of [=a]ss god.] In the old Norse mythology, the gods Odin, Thor, Loki, Balder, Frigg, and the others. Their home was called Asgard. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Aesir — [a′sir΄, ē′sir΄, ā′sir΄] pl.n. [ON, pl. of ass, a god, akin to OE os: see OSCAR1] Norse Myth. the principal gods and goddesses, including Odin, Thor, Balder, Loki, Frigg, and Tyr …   English World dictionary

  • Aesir — /ay sir, ay zir/, n. (often l.c.) (used with a pl. v.) Scand. Myth. the principal race of gods, led by Odin and living at Asgard. Cf. Vanir. [ < ON, pl. of ass god; c. OE os god, Os in proper names (as Oswald), OHG Ans in proper names (as… …   Universalium

  • Aesir —    In Nordic myth the group of leaders forming the entourage of Odin. Originally there seems to have been a coven of a chief with a retinue of twelve and it may be assumed that, of the sixteen names listed below, never more than a dozen were… …   Who’s Who in non-classical mythology

  • Aesir — (ou Ase signifiant Dieu) Ce sont des guerriers divins vivant à Asgard. Ils s’opposent aux Vanirs, une race aînée de Dieux bien qu’ils soient parfois assimilés aux Aesirs. On trouve parmi pour les hommes, avec Odin à leur tête, Balder, Bragi,… …   Mythologie nordique

  • Aesir — noun plural Etymology: Old Norse Æsir, plural of āss god the principal race of Norse gods …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Aesir — Ases Pour les articles homonymes, voir ASE. Odin, Ase majeur, chevauchant Sleipnir Dans la mythologie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • aesir — noun The chief gods of pagan Scandinavia …   Wiktionary

  • aesir — ae·sir …   English syllables

  • Aesir — Ae•sir [[t]ˈeɪ sɪr, ˈeɪ zɪr[/t]] n. (used with a pl. v.) myt the principal race of Norse gods, led by Odin and living at Asgard …   From formal English to slang

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