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Edda

Syllabification: Ed·da
Pronunciation: /ˈedə
 
/

Definition of Edda in English:

Either of two 13th-century Icelandic books, the Elder or Poetic Edda (a collection of Old Norse poems on Norse legends) and the Younger or Prose Edda (a handbook to Icelandic poetry by Snorri Sturluson). The Eddas are the chief source of knowledge of Scandinavian mythology.

Origin

either from the name of the great-grandmother in the Old Norse poem Rigsthul, or from Old Norse óthr 'poetry'.

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