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[frig] /frɪg/
noun, Scandinavian Mythology
wife of Odin and chief of the goddesses.
Origin of Frigg
< Old Norse, cognate with Old Saxon frī, Old English freo wife; compare German Frau Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for Frigg


(Norse myth) the wife of Odin; goddess of the heavens and married love
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Word Origin and History for Frigg

Old English, but only in compounds such as frigedæg "Friday," Frigeæfen (what we would call "Thursday evening"). In Germanic religion, wife of Odin, goddess of heaven and married love. The English word is from Old Norse, a noun use of the fem. adjective meaning "beloved, loving," also "wife," from Proto-Germanic *frijaz "noble, dear, beloved" (from the same root as Old English freogan "to love;" ultimately from the root of free (adj.)). Also cf. Frau.

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