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1. A collection of Old Norse poems, called the Elder or Poetic Edda, assembled in the early 1200s.
2. A manual of Icelandic poetry, called the Younger or Prose Edda, written by Snorri Sturluson (1179-1241).
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1. (Poetry) Also called: Elder Edda or Poetic Edda a collection of mythological Old Norse poems made in the 12th century
2. (Norse Myth & Legend) Also called: Younger Edda or Prose Edda a treatise on versification together with a collection of Scandinavian myths, legends, and poems compiled by Snorri Sturluson (1179–1241), the Icelandic historian and poet
[C18: Old Norse]
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either of two medieval Icelandic literary works, the earlier one a collection of traditional poems on mythical and religious subjects, the later one a largely prose compilation by Snorri Sturluson that includes a survey of Norse mythology.
Ed′dic, Ed•da•ic (ɛˈdeɪ ɪk) adj.
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|Noun||1.||edda - tropical starchy tuberous root |
root vegetable - any of various fleshy edible underground roots or tubers
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|2.||Edda - either of two distinct works in Old Icelandic dating from the late 13th century and consisting of 34 mythological and heroic ballads composed between 800 and 1200; the primary source for Scandinavian mythology|
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