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 (ā′sîr′, ā′zîr′)
pl.n. Norse Mythology
The gods of the Norse pantheon.

[Old Norse, pl. of āss, god; see ansu- in Indo-European roots.]
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pl n
(Norse Myth & Legend) the chief gods of Norse mythology dwelling in Asgard
[Old Norse, literally: gods]
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(ˈeɪ sɪr, ˈeɪ zɪr)

n. (used with a pl. v.)
the principal race of Norse gods, led by Odin and living at Asgard.
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Noun1.Aesir - (Norse mythology) the chief race of gods living at Asgard
Norse mythology - the mythology of Scandinavia (shared in part by Britain and Germany) until the establishment of Christianity
Norse deity - a deity worshipped by the ancient Norsemen
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