Friðþjófr

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse friðr (peace) + þjófr (thief). Maybe a kenning (a metaphorical phrase used in Old Norse poetry) for a fighter[1]. Revived through Esaias Tegnérs Frithjofs saga[2].

Proper noun[edit]

Friðþjófr m

  1. A male given name.

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eivind Vågslid, Norderlendske fyrenamn, 1988, ISBN 82-991668-0-2
  2. ^ Roland Otterbjörk, Svenska förnamn, Stockholm 1964