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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Edda  \Ed"da\,  n.;  pl  {Eddas}.  [Icel.,  lit.  great-grandmother 
  (i.  e.,  of  Scandinavian  poetry),  so  called  by  Bishop 
  Brynj['u]lf  Sveinsson  who  brought  it  again  to  light  in 
  1643.] 
  The  religious  or  mythological  book  of  the  old  Scandinavian 
  tribes  of  German  origin,  containing  two  collections  of  Sagas 
  (legends,  myths)  of  the  old  northern  gods  and  heroes. 
 
  Note:  There  are  two  Eddas.  The  older,  consisting  of  39  poems, 
  was  reduced  to  writing  from  oral  tradition  in  Iceland 
  between  1050  and  1133.  The  younger  or  {prose  Edda}, 
  called  also  the  {Edda  of  Snorri},  is  the  work  of 
  several  writers,  though  usually  ascribed  to  Snorri 
  Sturleson  who  was  born  in  1178. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  edda 
  n  :  tropical  starchy  tuberous  root  [syn:  {taro},  {taro  root},  {cocoyam}, 
  {dasheen}] 




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