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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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  • There is but one answer to such a question: Frigg has been unfortunate.

    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 is his wife, Thor and many of the other gods his sons.

    The Heroic Age H. Munro Chadwick
  • The fourteenth is Gna, whom Frigg sends on her errands into various worlds.

  • So he went to Frigg, in Fensal, having taken on himself the likeness of a woman.

  • Frigg asked this woman whether she knew what the asas were doing at their meeting.

  • First of all came Odin, accompanied by Frigg and the valkyries and his ravens.

  • One of the attendants of Frigg; Frigg herself is sometimes called by this name.

  • Thor was older and stronger, and more famous for his great deeds; but Frigg loved far better gold-haired Balder.

    In The Days of Giants Abbie Farwell Brown
  • So when Frigg heard of Balder's woeful dream, she was frightened almost out of her wits.

    In The Days of Giants Abbie Farwell Brown
British Dictionary definitions for Frigg


(Norse myth) the wife of Odin; goddess of the heavens and married love
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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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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