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Ed•da



Pronunciation: (ed'u), [key]
n.
a female given name. Also,Eda.

Ed•da



Pronunciation: (ed'u), [key]
n.
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).

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