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also Frey·ja  (frā′ə)
n. Norse Mythology
The goddess of love and beauty; the sister of Frey.

[Old Norse Freyja, from freyja, lady; see per in Indo-European roots.]
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(ˈfreɪə) or


(Norse Myth & Legend) Norse myth the goddess of love and fecundity, sister of Frey
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(ˈfreɪ ə)

the Norse goddess of love and sister of Frey.
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Noun1.Freya - (Norse mythology) goddess of love and fecundityFreya - (Norse mythology) goddess of love and fecundity; daughter of Njorth and sister of Frey
Norse mythology - the mythology of Scandinavia (shared in part by Britain and Germany) until the establishment of Christianity
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