Pronunciation: (ed'u),[key] —n. a female given name. Also,Eda.
Pronunciation: (ed'u),[key] —n. either of two old Icelandic literary works, one a collection of poems on mythical and religious subjects (Elder Edda or Poetic Edda) erroneously attributed to Saemund Sigfusson (c1055–1133), the other a collection of ancient Scandinavian myths and legends, rules and theories of versification, poems, etc. (Younger Edda or Prose Edda), compiled and written in part by Snorri Sturluson (1179–1241).