> Frigg < *Frijjo: > OE Fri:gedaeg "Friday"name Frauila, Portuguese surname Frois, Froes, Flores)
> Freyja < *Fraujo: > OHG Frouwa (frau), Got *Fraujo: (cf. Visigothic
>Sorry to sound like an idiot, but you are saying Frigg and Freyja
> "A." <xthanex@...> escreveu:as:
> Well, I woke up in the middle of the night and made a note to post
> here about the following:
> The Alaisiagae (goddesses mentioned at Hadrian's Wall) are listed
> Beda and Fimmilena, Boudihillia and Friagabis. This is what I havehave
> gathered about their names from a few texts and websites:
> My understanding is that the name Beda is of Frisian origin and
> related to the Anglo-Saxon verb biddan, "to ask, to command". I
> also heard the Frisians called a convenied Thing a Bod-Thing.terms
> The name Fimmilena seems to be related to the Frisian legal term
> Fimelthing. The exact meaning of this term is uncertain, but it has
> been interpreted as "moveable assembly" and elsewhere as "final
> judgement" - though I do not understand the etymology of either
> The first element of Baudihillia seems to be related to Germanic
> *badwa-, meaning 'battle'.
> If anyone could confirm or clarify these it would be great!
> Lastly, the part that woke me up:
> Friagabis is interpreted as meaning something akin to 'giver of
> freedom' or 'the free giver'.
> I am not sure how this is derived precisely but I found similar
> such as:Diaconus
> Proto-GMC frijas = free
> Gothic freis = free
> Gothic frijei = freedom
> Proto-Gmc gibtiz = gift
> Gothic giban = give
> Gothic giba = gift
> OHG geba = gift
> If one looks closely, they will see apparent similarities to Frea
> (mentioned in the 8th century by Langobard historian Paulus
> as a name for Frigg) and also Frija (who is mentioned in the 10th
> century Second Merseburg Charm and again considered to be another
> name for Frigg).
> Would Friagabis and Frea - Frija - Frigg(a) be linguistically
> As always, I am indebted to any help you can provide!