Definitions

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

  • n. Mythology The Norse goddess of love and beauty; the sister of Frey.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The goddess of love and beauty.
  • proper n. A female given name of mostly British usage.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. The daughter of Njörd, and goddess of love and beauty; the Scandinavian Venus; -- in Teutonic myths confounded with Frigga, but in Scandinavian, distinct.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Norse myth., the daughter of Njord and sister of Frey. She is the goddess of sexual love, the Scandinavian Venus.

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

  • n. (Norse mythology) goddess of love and fecundity; daughter of Njorth and sister of Frey

Etymologies

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

Old Norse Freyja, from freyja, lady; see per1 in Indo-European roots.

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Scottish form of Old Norse Freyja ("mistress, lady").

Examples

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  • BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Freya is contemplating ending it all.

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  • Our family recently came home with two new kittens (the youngest, Freya, is in the photo here) and that ASPCA list included a few toxic items we were not at all aware of (including several plants, such as the sago palm, that have now been exiled to my office). —

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  • Set in 1000 AD, Freya is the mythical woman, blessed with the cloak of feathers granting the powers of flight who must search for the Brisingamen, a gold necklace of profound and stunning beauty.

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  • Freya is as usual peering into the garage (she's convinced there's something extra special in there and in a sense she's right - Mr Fluffy lives in there * grin*) and Shakti has just come in after sitting happily in the long grass that is slowly covering what is supposed to be a bare bed ...

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  • She's now crashed out on the bed while Freya is cosied up under it.

    December 3rd, 2006

  • Inexpensive, fun and a pick-me-up for your email in box, The Daughters of Freya is a yummy candy treat.

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  • "Daughters of Freya" is a gripping, fun mystery novel that takes the form of a series of emails between the players in the story.

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  • Logan’s chance meeting with Freya is described in urgent, bewildered terms: it terrifies me, the fragility of these moments in our lives.

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  • So the spring was a goddess, and they called her Freya, the

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