Other definitions for Edda (2 of 2)
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).
- Eddic, Ed·da·ic [e-dey-ik], /ɛˈdeɪ ɪk/, adjective
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How to use Edda in a sentence
So is the scene in which Mrs. Kercher stares at Edda after the guilty verdict was read.
Her mother, Edda Mellas, told The Daily Beast that she was giving her books and music CDs by Amelia and JEM.
On more than one occasion Edda had to go to court to collect child support from Curt.
Her parents Edda and Curt divorced when she was two years old.
According to the Prose Edda, the giant, overcome with fright, took out his knife and severed Thor's line.The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson | Saemund Sigfusson and Snorre Sturleson
Edda a child brought forth: they with water sprinkled its swarthy skin, and named it Thræl.The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson | Saemund Sigfusson and Snorre Sturleson
One of Odin's names amongst the gods, according to the Edda, was Gautr, the god of abundance.Traditions, Superstitions and Folk-lore | Charles Hardwick
The black horse who always arrives at sunrise is like the horse of night, but there is no equivalent story in the Edda.More Celtic Fairy Tales | Various
The present volume contains all of the Younger Edda that can possibly be of any importance to English readers.The Younger Edda | Snorre
British Dictionary definitions for Edda
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
- Eddaic (ɛˈdeɪɪk), adjective
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