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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Mythology The Norse god who dispenses peace, good weather, prosperity, and bountiful crops; the brother of Freya.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. The god of earth's fertility and peace and prosperity, presiding over rain, sunshine, and all the fruits of the earth, dispensing wealth among men; son of Njorth (Njord) and brother of Freya; originally of the Vanir; later with the Aesir. He was especially worshipped in the temple at Upsala in Sweden.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Norse myth., the god of the earth's fruitfulness, presiding over rain, sunshine, and all the fruits of the earth, and dispensing wealth among men; the son of Njord. He was especially worshiped in the temple at Upsala in Sweden.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (Norse mythology) god of earth's fertility and peace and prosperity; son of Njorth and brother of Freya; originally of the Vanir; later with the Aesir

Etymologies

Old Norse Freyr; see per1 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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