[ahy-steth -vod, ey-steth -]
- (in Wales) an annual festival, with competitions among poets and musicians.
Origin of eisteddfod
1815–25; < Welsh: literally, session, equivalent to eistedd sitting + fod, variant (by lenition) of bod being
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Examples from the Web for eisteddfod
I suppose by graduate bard you mean one who has gained the chair at an eisteddfod?Wild Wales
Then don't you remember the girl who played a solo for Templeton at the Eisteddfod?The Girls of St. Cyprian's
Finally, eight other preachers from the eisteddfod came and announced to the Elder their intention.
The Eisteddfod found in him a thorough friend and a wise counsellor.
It does not matter much whether you can bring yourself to believe in the Eisteddfod or not.Res Judicat
- any of a number of annual festivals in Wales, esp the Royal National Eisteddfod, in which competitions are held in music, poetry, drama, and the fine arts
C19: from Welsh, literally: session, from eistedd to sit (from sedd seat) + -fod, from bod to be
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Word Origin and History for eisteddfod
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