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Contemporary Examples of eda
It was a 1993 campaign biography of the Czech dissident-turned-president Václav Havel, by Eda Kriseová.Caleb Crain: How I Write
July 31, 2013
Historical Examples of eda
“You will be steersman and sit in the stern, Eda,” said Frank, as they embarked.
Eda is very anxious that we should be told all about your wonderful adventures in the mountains.
“Let me lean on your shoulder, dear Eda,” he said in a faint voice.
You recollect the hut we built on the lake when I was so badly hurt, and when you were lost, Eda?
Eda bit one dubiously with her long, white teeth, and giggled.The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete
Word Origin for Edda
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.