Origin of Frigg

< Old Norse, cognate with Old Saxon frī, Old English freo wife; compare German Frau Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for frigg

Historical Examples of frigg

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

British Dictionary definitions for frigg


Frigga (ˈfrɪɡə)

  1. 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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