"Frigga's day," (see Frigg
), Gmc. goddess of married love, a W.Gmc. translation of L. dies Veneris,
"day of (the planet) Venus," which itself translated Gk. Aphrodites hemera.
Cf. O.N. frijadagr,
"Friday," and the L.-derived cognates O.Fr. vendresdi,
. In the Gmc. pantheon, Freya
(q.v.) corresponds more closely in character to Venus than Frigg does, and some early Icelandic writers used Freyjudagr