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Picture for eagreEagre(noun) denotes an Aegir i.e. a tidal wave or two or more sequential waves of gigantic height and ferocity at rising tide in a narrow estuary or a river which more often than not cause flooding. The word is especially used particularly for the tidal bore of Humber or Severn estuaries in England.

Pronunciation: ee-ger

Meanings of Eagre

1. A tidal bore.
2. Flood.

Origin of Eagre

The word is believed to be derived from the words “agar” or “ager” which are somewhat similar to the word “hyger” which can be related to the Anglo-Latin “higer” that was used to describe the tidal bore of Severn. The word can also be likened to the word “eogor” from old English which means a flood or a high tide.

Master’s Tip to Learn Eagre

This word predominantly is used by the Britons. This is a special name given to the high tidal waves arising from a river or an estuary rather than the usual sea originating waves.

Sentence examples for Eagre:

1. The people are so shocked by the rising prices, like they have been caught unawares by a monstrous Eagre
2. The onlookers were startled to see gigantic Eagre arising from the river.
3. The Eagre caused major destruction uprooting many houses and destroying other infrastructure.

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