See also: asir and æsir

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Borrowed from Old Norse æsir, nominative plural of áss, from Proto-Germanic *ansuz (god), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂énsus, from *h₂ens- (to engender, beget); cf. Old English ēse, Sanskrit असुर (ásura).

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Æsir (singular Áss, sometimes Aes)

  1. The principal group of benevolent deities in the Norse pantheon, representing power and war; opponents of the Vanir.

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Some dictionaries capitalize this term, others present uppercase and lowercase initial as alternatives.

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Æsir m pl

  1. Alternative spelling of Aesir