[ ahy-steth-vod, ey-steth- ]

noun,plural eis·tedd·fods, eis·tedd·fod·au [ey-steth-vod-ahy, ahy-steth-]. /ˌeɪ stɛðˈvɒd aɪ, ˌaɪ stɛð-/.
  1. (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

Other words from eisteddfod

  • eis·tedd·fod·ic, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for eisteddfod


/ (aɪˈstɛdfəd, Welsh aɪˈstɛðvɔd) /

nounplural -fods or -fodau (Welsh aɪˌstɛðˈvɒdaɪ)
  1. 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

Origin of eisteddfod

C19: from Welsh, literally: session, from eistedd to sit (from sedd seat) + -fod, from bod to be

Derived forms of eisteddfod

  • eisteddfodic, adjective

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