- An annual festival in which Welsh poets, dancers and musicians compete for recognition.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
n. [W., session, fr. eistedd to sit.]
An assembly or session of the Welsh bards; an annual congress of
bards, minstrels and literati of Wales, -- being a patriotic revival
of the old custom.
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
Eisteddfod, a gathering of Welsh bards and others, now annual, at
which, out of a patriotic motive, prizes are awarded for the
encouragement of Welsh literature and music and the preservation of the
Welsh language and ancient national customs.
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