nounpl. eisteddfods, eisteddfodau
a yearly meeting in Wales of poets, musicians, etc., at which prizes are given for compositions and performances: 19th-cent. revival of an old Welsh custom
Origin of eisteddfodWelsh, a sitting, session ; from an unverified form eistedd, to sit (; from an unverified form eitsedd ; from Indo-European an unverified form aty-en-sed-; from base an unverified form sed- from source Classical Latin sedere, sit
nounpl. eis·tedd·fods or eis·tedd·fod·au
An annual competitive festival of Welsh poets and musicians.
Origin of eisteddfodWelsh : eistedd, sitting; see sed- in Indo-European roots + bod, to be; see bheu&schwa;- in Indo-European roots.
(plural eisteddfods or eisteddfodau)