aery


aery
aery1
aerily, adv.
/air"ee, ay"euh ree/, adj., aerier, aeriest.
ethereal; aerial.
Also, aëry.
[1580-90; < L aerius < Gk aérios, equiv. to aer- AER- + -ios adj. suffix]
aery2
/air"ee, ear"ee/, n., pl. aeries.
aerie.

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