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- (Norse mythology) A Vanir god associated with kingship and virility in the North Germanic corpus, in which he rides the shining boar Gullinbursti and wields an antler as a weapon. He is sometimes referred to as Yngvi-Freyr.
From Old Norse Freyr. Used as a given name since 1910.
- (Norse mythology) Freyr, a god associated with kingship and virility
- a male given name
declension of Freyr
Inherited from Proto-Germanic *frawjô (“Lord”). Originally an epithet of Yngvi (cognate with Old English Ing), as seen in Yngvi-Freyr (“Yngvi-Lord”). Compare Freyja.
- Freyr, a god associated with kingship and virility
- Synonyms: Yngvi, Yngvi-Freyr
- c. 930, Egill Skallagrímsson, loose verse 21
- […] folkmýgi lát flœja,
Freyr ok Njǫrðr, af jǫrðum,
leiðisk lofða stríði,
landôss, þanns vé grandar.
- Freyr and Njǫrðr, let the people-oppressor flee from his lands; may the land-áss [= Þórr] come to loathe the tormentor of men, the one who damages sanctuaries.
- 995-1000, Hallfreðr vandræðaskald Óttarsson, loose verse 9
- Mér skyli Freyr ok Freyja,
fjǫrð lætk ǫðul Njarðar,
líknisk grǫm við Grímni,
gramr, ok Þór enn ramma; […]
- Freyr and Freyja, and Þórr the strong, must be angry with me; last year I forsook the inheritance of Njǫrðr; may the fiends ask Grímnir <= Óðinn> for mercy.
Declension of Freyr (strong i-stem, s-genitive, indefinite singular only)
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- Rhymes:Icelandic/eiːr/1 syllable
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- Icelandic proper nouns
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- is:Norse mythology
- Icelandic given names
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- Old Norse terms inherited from Proto-Germanic
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- non:Norse mythology
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- Old Norse masculine i-stem nouns