Origin of eagreBritish dialect, dialectal form, probably ultimately from Old English eagor, flood, high tide, akin to Old Norse ægir, ocean from Indo-European an unverified form ?kw-, variant, variety of base an unverified form akwa-, water from source Classical Latin aqua
Origin of eagreEarly Modern English eagre, egre ultimately ( via Middle English egre ) from Old English ēagor, ēgor ( stem ēaggr- ) flood, water ( attested in the poetic kennings ēgorhere “water-host,” deluge, ) ( and ēgorstrēam “flood-stream,” ocean ) perhaps akin to Old English ēa running water, stream, river and īeg island ; see island.
(comparative more eagre, superlative most eagre)
- Obsolete form of eager.
- a tidal bore
From Old English eágor (“water, sea”)