Ecumenical Bishop, a title assumed by the popes.Ecumenical council. See under Council.

(Ec"u*rie) n. [F. See Equerry.] A stable.

(Ec"ze*ma) n. [NL., fr. Gr. 'e`kzema; "ek out + zei^n to boil.] (Med.) An inflammatory disease of the skin, characterized by the presence of redness and itching, an eruption of small vesicles, and the discharge of a watery exudation, which often dries up, leaving the skin covered with crusts; — called also tetter, milk crust, and salt rheum.

(Ec*zem"a*tous) a. (Med.) Pertaining to eczema; having the characteristic of eczema.

- ed
(-ed) The termination of the past participle of regular, or weak, verbs; also, of analogous participial adjectives from nouns; as, pigmented; talented.

(E*da"cious) a. [L. edax, edacis, fr. edere to eat.] Given to eating; voracious; devouring.

Swallowed in the depths of edacious Time.

E*da"cious*ly, adv.E*da"cious*ness, n.

(E*dac"i*ty) n. [L. edacitas.] Greediness; voracity; ravenousness; rapacity. Bacon.

(Ed"da) n.; pl. Eddas [Icel., lit. great-grandmother so called by Bishop Brynjúlf Sveinsson, who brought it again to light in 1643.] The religious or mythological book of the old Scandinavian tribes of German origin, containing two collections of Sagas (legends, myths) of the old northern gods and heroes.

There are two Eddas. The older, consisting of 39 poems, was reduced to writing from oral tradition in Iceland between 1050 and 1133. The younger or prose Edda, called also the Edda of Snorri, is the work of several writers, though usually ascribed to Snorri Sturleson, who was born in 1178.

(Ed*da"ic Ed"dic) , a. Relating to the Eddas; resembling the Eddas.

(Ed"der) n. [See Adder.] (Zoöl.) An adder or serpent. [Prov. Eng.] Wright.

(Ed"der), n. [AS. edor hedge, fence; akin to etar.] Flexible wood worked into the top of hedge stakes, to bind them together. [Obs.] Tusser.

(Ed"der), v. t. To bind the top interweaving edder; as, to edder a hedge. [Obs.]

(Ed"dish) n. [AS. edisc; cf. AS. pref. ed- again, anew. Cf. Eddy, and Arrish.] Aftermath; also, stubble and stubble field. See Arrish. [Eng.]

1. (Classical Archæol.) (a) A copy, as in pottery, of an artist's original work. Hence: (b) A work sculptured in relief, as a cameo, or in bas-relief (in this sense used loosely).

2. A copy from an original; a type of something that has previously existed.

Some regarded him [Klopstock] as an ectype of the ancient prophets.
Eng. Cyc. .

(Ec`ty*pog"ra*phy) n. [Ectype + -graphy.] A method of etching in which the design upon the plate is produced in relief.

(Ec`u*men"ic Ec`u*men"ic*al) a. [L. oecumenicus, Gr. (sc. ) the inhabited world, fr. to inhabit, from house, dwelling. See Economy.] General; universal; in ecclesiastical usage, that which concerns the whole church; as, an ecumenical council. [Written also œcumenical.]

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