Younger Edda.

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  • Younger Edda. — See under Edda …   Useful english dictionary

  • Edda — • A title applied to two different collections of old Norse literature, the poetical or Elder Edda and the prose or Younger Edda Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Edda     Edda    …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Edda — [ed′ə] n. [ON] either of two early Icelandic literary works: a) the Prose (or Younger) Edda ( c. 1230), a summary of Norse mythology with two treatises on skaldic poetry, attributed to Snorri Sturluson b) the Poetic (or Elder) Edda, a collection… …   English World dictionary

  • Edda — This page refers to the Eddur, poems and tales of Norse Mythology. For Edda, the ancestress of serfs in the Rígsthula, see Ríg. For the Hungarian rock group, see Edda művek. The term Edda (Plural: Eddas or Norse plural: Eddur) applies to the Old… …   Wikipedia

  • Edda — /ed euh/, n. a female given name. Also, Eda. Eddic, Eddaic /e day ik/, adj. /ed euh/, 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… …   Universalium

  • Edda — n. 1 (also Elder Edda, Poetic Edda) a collection of medieval Icelandic poems on Norse legends. 2 (also Younger Edda, Prose Edda) a 13th c. miscellaneous handbook to Icelandic poetry. Etymology: perh. a name in a Norse poem or f. ON oacutethr… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Edda of Snorri — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Edda — 1771, by some identified with the name of the old woman in the O.N. poem Rigsþul, by others derived from O.N. oðr spirit, mind, passion, song, poetry (cognate with O.Ir. faith poet, Welsh gwawd poem, O.E. woþ sound, melody, song, L. vates seer,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • EDDA —    (lit. grandmother), the name given to two collections of legends illustrative of the Scandinavian mythology: the Elder, or Poetic, Edda, collected in the 11th century by Sæmund Sigfusson, an early Christian priest, with perhaps a lingering… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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