Edda definition

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A collection of Old Norse poems, called the Elder or Poetic Edda, assembled in the early 1200s.
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A manual of Icelandic poetry, called the Younger or Prose Edda, written by Snorri Sturluson (1179–1241).
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(proper) Either of two early Icelandic literary works:
  • The Prose (or Younger) EddaProse EddaYounger Edda (c. 1230), a summary of Norse mythology with two treatises on skaldic poetry, attributed to Snorri Sturluson.
  • The Poetic (or Elder) EddaPoetic EddaElder Edda, a collection (made c. 1200) of Old Norse poetry.
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Origin of edda

  • Old Norse

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition