Etymology
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Eisteddfod (n.)

"annual assembly of Welsh bards," 1822, from Welsh eisteddfod "congress of bards or literati," literally "a session, a sitting," from eistedd "to sit" (from sedd "seat," from PIE root *sed- (1) "to sit") + bod "to be" (from PIE root *bheue- "to be, exist, grow"). The Welsh plural is eisteddfodau.

updated on April 27, 2017

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Definitions of Eisteddfod from WordNet

eisteddfod (n.)
any of several annual Welsh festivals involving artistic competitions (especially in singing);
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.