(g hard). Wife of Frey, and daughter of the frost giant
Gymer. She is so beautiful that the brightness of her naked arms
illuminates both air and sea. Frey (the genial spring) married Gerda
(the frozen earth), and Gerda became the mother of children. (Scandinavian mythology.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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