See also: égre

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

egre (plural egres)

  1. Alternative spelling of eagre

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ItalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

egre

  1. feminine plural of egro

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Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old French egre, aigre, from Latin ācer.

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛːɡər/, /ˈɛːɡrə/

AdjectiveEdit

egre

  1. acidic, sour-tasting
  2. violent, ruthless
    • c. 1400, Geoffrey Chaucer, “The Clerk's Tale”, in The Canterbury Tales, lines 1198-1200:
      And ſklendꝛe wyves fieble as in bataille / Beth egꝛe as is a tygꝛe yond in Ynde / Ay clappeth as a mille I yow conſaille
      And slender wives, powerless in battle: / Be as ruthless as a tiger over in India, / and always chatter like a mill, I advise you!
  3. angry, raging
  4. aggrieved, furious
  5. potent, mighty, strong
  6. (rare) eager, ready
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DescendantsEdit
  • English: eager
  • Scots: eager
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Etymology 2Edit

From Old French aigrier.

VerbEdit

egre

  1. Alternative form of egren