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EDDA

 Dictionary entry overview: What does Edda mean? 

EDDA (noun)
  The noun EDDA has 2 senses:

1. tropical starchy tuberous root
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

  Familiarity information: EDDA used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


EDDA (noun)


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Meaning:

Tropical starchy tuberous root

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Synonyms:

edda; taro root; cocoyam; dasheen; taro

Hypernyms ("edda" is a kind of...):

root vegetable (any of various fleshy edible underground roots or tubers)

Holonyms ("edda" is a part of...):

Colocasia esculenta; dalo; dasheen; taro; taro plant (herb of the Pacific islands grown throughout the tropics for its edible root and in temperate areas as an ornamental for its large glossy leaves)

Holonyms ("edda" is a substance of...):

poi (Hawaiian dish of taro root pounded to a paste and often allowed to ferment)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("Edda" is a kind of...):

ballad; lay (a narrative poem of popular origin)


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