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Meaning of Nerthus

Ner•thus

Pronunciation: (nûr'thus), [key]
— n. Germanic Myth.
  1. goddess of fertility, described by Tacitus in his Germania: later appeared in Scandinavian mythology as the god Njord. Cf.
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