[ gaird ]

nounScandinavian Mythology.
  1. the daughter of a giant and the consort of Frey, who wooed her through his servant Skirnir.

Origin of Gerd

<Old Norse Gerthr, derivative of garthr fenced-in field; see garth
  • Also Ger·da [gair-duh]. /ˈgɛər də/.

Words Nearby Gerd

Other definitions for GERD (2 of 2)

[ gurd ]

  1. gastroesophageal reflux disease: See entry at acid reflux.

Origin of GERD

First recorded in 1985–90 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Gerd in a sentence

  • Nine nights hence, there to Niord's son Gerd will grant delight.

  • He did not even wish to speak with the man who had done him so great a service; but thought only of the loss of Gerd.

    Stories from Northern Myths | Emilie Kip Baker
  • Gerd van Riebeek suggested that they were discussing the odd habits of human-type people.

    Little Fuzzy | Henry Beam Piper
  • Gerd van Riebeek dropped himself into a folding chair and took Little Fuzzy on his lap.

    Little Fuzzy | Henry Beam Piper
  • Both Gerd and Ruth decided to spend the morning at the camp and get acquainted with the Fuzzies on hand.

    Little Fuzzy | Henry Beam Piper