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



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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agger m (genitive aggeris); third declension

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


Third declension.

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



  • agger in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • agger in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette, s.v.agger”.
  • 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