nounpl. -·fods·, eis·tedd·fod′au
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 bheuə- in Indo-European roots.
(plural eisteddfods or eisteddfodau)