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NOUN (2)

1. tropical starchy tuberous root;
[syn: taro, taro root, cocoyam, dasheen, edda]

2. 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;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 origin, containing two collections of Sagas (legends, myths) of the old northern gods and heroes. [1913 Webster] Note: There are two Eddas. The older, consisting of 39 poems, was reduced to writing from oral tradition in Iceland between 1050 and 1133. The younger or prose Edda, called also the Edda of Snorri, is the work of several writers, though usually ascribed to Snorri Sturleson, who was born in 1178. Eddaic
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

edda n 1: tropical starchy tuberous root [syn: taro, taro root, cocoyam, dasheen, edda] 2: 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