Edda

1

or Ed·a

[ ed-uh ]
/ ˈɛd ə /

noun

a female given name.

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Definition for Edda (2 of 2)

Edda2
[ ed-uh ]
/ ˈɛd ə /

noun

either of two old Icelandic literary works, one a collection of poems on mythical and religious subjects (Elder Edda, or Poetic Edda ), erroneously attributed to Saemund Sigfusson (c1055–1133), the other a collection of ancient Scandinavian myths and legends, rules and theories of versification, poems, etc. (Younger Edda, or Prose Edda ), compiled and written in part by Snorri Sturluson (1179–1241).

OTHER WORDS FROM Edda

Eddic, Ed·da·ic [e-dey-ik], /ɛˈdeɪ ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Edda

Edda
/ (ˈɛdə) /

noun

Also called: Elder Edda, Poetic Edda a collection of mythological Old Norse poems made in the 12th century
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

Derived forms of Edda

Eddaic (ɛˈdeɪɪk), adjective

Word Origin for Edda

C18: Old Norse
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