/ ˈedi; NAmE / noun , verb
( pl. -ies ) a movement of air, dust or water in a circle
( ed·dies , eddy·ing , ed·died , ed·died ) [ v ] ( of air, dust, water, etc. ) to move around in a circle
SYN swirl :
The waves swirled and eddied around the rocks.
late Middle English : probably from the Germanic base of the Old English prefix ed- again, back .