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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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  • Freyr's sword and Thor's hammer were both of iron and the iron remembered the promise given to Frigg.

    Myths of the Rhine X. B. Saintine
  • Then Frigg bent over her work with a pleased smile on her face.

    The Heroes of Asgard Annie Keary
  • Frigg was unwilling to trust any one but herself with the effort to realize such hopes.

    Myths of the Rhine X. B. Saintine
  • Frigg is his wife, Thor and many of the other gods his sons.

    The Heroic Age H. Munro Chadwick
  • The mystic marriage of Odin and Frigg resulted in the god Thor, who is held in equal veneration with his father.

    Myths of the Rhine X. B. Saintine
  • The fourteenth is Gna, whom Frigg sends on her errands into various worlds.

  • The bitterness of his attack on Frigg especially suggests that she was, among the Northmen, a formidable rival to the Virgin.

    The Edda, Vol. 1 Winifred Faraday
  • So he went to Frigg, in Fensal, having taken on himself the likeness of a woman.

  • "It cannot be there," said Frigg, turning away her head resolutely, and folding her hands before her.

    The Heroes of Asgard Annie Keary
  • Frigg asked this woman whether she knew what the asas were doing at their meeting.

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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