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íviðja

Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Of obscure origin. Some sources propose derivation from *í-viðr, thus meaning "one in the woods", while others suggest connection to Old Saxon inwid (fraud, wickedness).

PronunciationEdit

  • (12th century Icelandic) IPA(key): /ˈiːˌwiðja/

NounEdit

íviðja f (genitive íviðju, plural íviðjur)

  1. (Norse mythology) a giantess, ogress
    • Vǫluspá, stanza 2, lines 5-6:
      Níu man ek heima,
      níu íviði [...]
      Nine worlds I remember,
      nine giantesses [...]

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