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Origin of the name THORMODR.
Etymology of the name THORMODR.
Meaning of the baby name THORMODR.


THORMODR, ÞORMÓÐR.  Old Norse name meaning "Thor's mood (or wrath)," from Thor/Þórr, god of thunder, and móðr "courage, mood, wrath."  Also see Thormod. (An Icelandic Prose Reader, Vigfússon-Powell, 1879; History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884).

    Torfäus, Torfæus, tor-fa'ús, or Tor'fes-en, [Fr. Torfée, tor'fá',] (Thormodr,) an Icelandic scholar and antiquary, born in 1740.  He studied at Copenhagen, and in 1682 became royal historiographer.  He was the author of a "History of Norway," (in Latin, 4 vols., 1711,) "History of the Orkney Islands," ("Historia Rerum Orcadensium," 1715,) "Series Dynastarum et Regum Dania," etc., and other works on Scandinavian history.  His Latin style is remarkable for its elegance, and his writings exhibit great learning and research.  Died in 1719. (Universal Pronouncing Dictionary of Biography and Mythology, Thomas, 1905).


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