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Aegir

noun
1.
A high wave (often dangerous) caused by tidal flow (as by colliding tidal currents or in a narrow estuary).  Synonyms: bore, eager, eagre, tidal bore.






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... crystals, sometimes a foot in length, in the pegmatite veins of the granite of Rundemyr, near Kongsbeig in Rorway, and was named by F. Stromeyer in 1821 from the Gr. akme, a point, in allusion to the pointed terminations of the crystals. Aegirite (named from Aegir, the Scandinavian sea-god) was described in 1835 from the elaeolite-syenite of southern Norway. Although exhibiting certain varietal differences, the essential identity of acmite and aegirite has long been established, but the latter and more recent name ...
— Project Gutenberg Encyclopedia



Words linked to "Aegir" :   tidal flow, tidal current



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