Definition of Nerthus

1. Noun. The Teutonic goddess of fertility; later identified with Norse Njord.

Exact synonyms: Hertha
Generic synonyms: Teutonic Deity



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nerthus

Neritidae
Nerium
Nerium oleander
Nernst
Nernst's equation
Nernst's theory
Nernst equation
Nernst lamp
Nernst lamps
Nernst potential
Nero's crown
Nero Claudius Caesar Drusus Germanicus
Nerodia
Nerodia sipedon
Neronian
Nerthus
Nertz
Neruda
Nerva
Nervous-Nellie
Nervous-Nelly
Nervous Nellie
Nervous Nelly
Nerys
Nesokia
Nessa
Nesselrode
Nesselrode pudding
Nessie

Literary usage of Nerthus

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1. The Origin of the English Nation by Chadwick, Hector Munro (1907)
"CHAPTER X. THE CULT OF nerthus. We have already had occasion to refer more than once to a passage in the Germania (cap. 40) which contains the earliest ..."

2. The Journal of English and Germanic Philology by Ill.) University of Illinois (Urbana (1919)
"This vehiculum of nerthus, who, as will be shown forthwith, ... The theory that the vehiculum of nerthus was a ship-cart finds further support in the fact ..."

3. The Unity of Religions: A Popular Discussion of Ancient and Modern Beliefs by John Herman Randall, J. Gardner Smith (1910)
"It is largely speculative, too, whether nerthus is to be identified with Frig; and just as speculative is the assumption that nerthus, as Mother Earth, ..."

4. The Origin of the German Carnival Comedy by Maximilian Josef Rudwin (1919)
"This vehiculum of nerthus, who, as will be shown forthwith, ... The theory that the vehiculum of nerthus was a ship-cart finds further support in ..."

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