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Eda

[ed-uh]
noun
  1. a female given name.
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EDA

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Edda

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or Ed·a

[ed-uh]
noun
  1. a female given name.
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Contemporary Examples of eda

Historical Examples of eda

  • “You will be steersman and sit in the stern, Eda,” said Frank, as they embarked.

    Ungava

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • Eda is very anxious that we should be told all about your wonderful adventures in the mountains.

    Ungava

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • “Let me lean on your shoulder, dear Eda,” he said in a faint voice.

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    R.M. Ballantyne

  • You recollect the hut we built on the lake when I was so badly hurt, and when you were lost, Eda?

    Ungava

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • Eda bit one dubiously with her long, white teeth, and giggled.


British Dictionary definitions for eda

Edda

noun
  1. Also called: Elder Edda, Poetic Edda a collection of mythological Old Norse poems made in the 12th century
  2. Also called: Younger Edda, Prose Edda a treatise on versification together with a collection of Scandinavian myths, legends, and poems compiled by Snorri Sturluson (1179–1241), the Icelandic historian and poet
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Derived FormsEddaic (ɛˈdeɪɪk), adjective

Word Origin for Edda

C18: Old Norse
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Word Origin and History for eda

Edda

n.

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.

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