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October 8th, 2002
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Aire
The word "Aire" seems to be associated with music, but I haven't been able to track down exactly why. There is a river called Aire in England, and it apparently comes from the Celtic meaning "strongly flowing", and "Aire" seems to be part of the name of groups that play Celtic music, and also in other various music groups (barbershop, G&S).

I'm not sure if it's supposed to be a particular style of music, something that is "strongly flowing", perhaps, or if it's just some word that's associated with music, so it gets used.

Anyway, I haven't been able to find it anywhere not capitalized, so I'm pretty sure it's not a legal Boggle word.

Anyone have any better ideas/sources on this word?

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From:theora
Date:October 8th, 2002 09:49 am (UTC)
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After some searching, I agree it's not a good Boggle word.

My grandmother taught me to play the recorder, and we played various baroque and renaissance pieces. I swear some of them were called "Aire". I'm actually surprised it's not even listed as archaic anywhere; I genuinely expected it would be. Since web resources have failed, I'm going to check out some old sheet music.
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From:bitty
Date:October 8th, 2002 11:10 am (UTC)
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try asking mhw. he's both a word snob and classical music enthusiast. He Knows Much.
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