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eisteddfod

[ ahy-steth-vod, ey-steth- ]
/ a瑟藞st蓻冒 v蓲d, e瑟藞st蓻冒- /
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noun, plural eis路tedd路fods, eis路tedd路fod路au [ey-steth-vod-ahy, ahy-steth-]. /藢e瑟 st蓻冒藞v蓲d a瑟, 藢a瑟 st蓻冒-/.
(in Wales) an annual festival, with competitions among poets and musicians.
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Origin of eisteddfod

1815鈥25; <Welsh: literally, session, equivalent to eistedd sitting + fod, variant (by lenition) of bod being

OTHER WORDS FROM eisteddfod

eis路tedd路fod路ic, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for eisteddfod

eisteddfod
/ (a瑟藞st蓻df蓹d, Welsh a瑟藞st蓻冒v蓴d) /

noun plural -fods or -fodau (Welsh a瑟藢st蓻冒藞v蓲da瑟)
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

Derived forms of eisteddfod

eisteddfodic, adjective

Word Origin for eisteddfod

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