eddy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English eddy, from either Old English edēa (< ed- "turning" + ēa "water"), equivalent to ed- +‎ ea; or from Old Norse iða[1].

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Noun[edit]

eddy (plural eddies)

  1. A current of air or water running back, or in an opposite direction to the main current.
  2. A circular current; a whirlpool.
    • Dryden
      And smiling eddies dimpled on the main.
    • Addison
      Wheel through the air, in circling eddies play.

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Verb[edit]

eddy (third-person singular simple present eddies, present participle eddying, simple past and past participle eddied)

  1. (intransitive) To form an eddy; to move in, or as if in, an eddy; to move in a circle.
    • Wordsworth
      Eddying round and round they sink.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Etymology in Webster's Dictionary

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