agger

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English agger ‎(heap; pile), from Latin agger ‎(rubble; mound; rampart), from ad- + gerere ‎(to carry, to bring).

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Noun[edit]

agger ‎(plural aggers)

  1. A high tide in which the water rises to a given level, recedes, and then rises again.
  2. A low tide in which the water recedes to a given level, rises, and then recedes again.
  3. In ancient Roman construction, an earthwork; a mound; a raised work.

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Latin[edit]

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Noun[edit]

agger m ‎(genitive aggeris); third declension

  1. rampart, bulwark (or the materials used to make one)
  2. causeway, pier, dam, dyke

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative agger aggerēs
genitive aggeris aggerum
dative aggerī aggeribus
accusative aggerem aggerēs
ablative aggere aggeribus
vocative agger aggerēs

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References[edit]

  • agger in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • agger in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • agger in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to fortify the camp with a rampart: castra munire vallo (aggere)
  • agger in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • agger in Samuel Ball Platner (1929), Thomas Ashby, editor, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, London: Oxford University Press
  • agger in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin