It was a 1993 campaign biography of the Czech dissident-turned-president Václav Havel, by Eda Kriseová.
She resented being prayed for, and an Eda fervent in good works bored her more than ever.
You recollect the hut we built on the lake when I was so badly hurt, and when you were lost, Eda?
Eda would have been horrified that Janet should have dallied with any other relationship; God would punish her.
Janet sometimes walked there, alone or with her friend Eda Rawle.
You know I have had always a partiality for miserable old wives, Eda; which accounts, perhaps, for my liking for you!
Eda bit one dubiously with her long, white teeth, and giggled.
“Let me lean on your shoulder, dear Eda,” he said in a faint voice.
Of late her conscience had reproached her about Eda, Janet had neglected her.
Sometimes she wandered, alone or with Eda, through the various quarters of the city.
1771, by some identified with the name of the old woman in the Old Norse poem "Rigsþul," by others derived from Old Norse oðr "spirit, mind, passion, song, poetry" (cognate with Old Irish faith "poet," Welsh gwawd "poem," Old English woþ "sound, melody, song," Latin vates "seer, soothsayer;" see wood (adj.)).
It is the name given to two Icelandic books, the first a miscellany of poetry, mythology, and grammar by Snorri Sturluson (d.1241), since 1642 called the Younger or Prose Edda; and a c.1200 collection of ancient Germanic poetry and religious tales, called the Elder or Poetic Edda.