What is another word for edda?

Pronunciation: [ˈɛdə] (IPA)

Edda is a term that refers to a body of medieval Icelandic literature. This literature is divided into two categories: the Prose Edda and the Poetic Edda. The Prose Edda or Younger Edda was written in the 13th century by the Icelandic scholar Snorri Sturluson. It is a collection of stories from Norse mythology. The Poetic Edda, on the other hand, is a collection of Old Norse poems that were written down in the 13th century. Other synonyms for Edda include Icelandic literature, Norse literature, and Viking sagas. These terms all refer to the rich and complex literary tradition that sprang from the Nordic region hundreds of years ago.

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Usage examples for Edda

There is a suggestive word from the old Scandinavian edda, "Go often to the house of thy friend; for weeds soon choke up the unused path."
"Friendship"
Hugh Black
So the New Testament and Old Testament constitute two distinct species, of which they are the sole representatives of one genus of inspired books; but that genus belongs to the same order as the Vedas, edda, Zendavesta, and Koran, and that order belongs to the same class as the poems of Homer and Dante, the architecture of the Parthenon and the Strasburg Minster, the discovery of America by Columbus, and of the law of gravitation by Newton.
"Orthodoxy: Its Truths And Errors"
James Freeman Clarke
This prelate, who was a zealous collector of ancient manuscripts, found in the year 1643, the old vellum codex, which is the most complete of all the known manuscripts of the edda; of this he caused a transcript to be made, which he entitled edda Saemundi Multiscii.
"The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson"
Saemund Sigfusson and Snorre Sturleson

Related words: edda fountain, edda myth, edda poem

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