There are 2 definitions of bard in English:

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noun

archaic or • literary
  • 1A poet, traditionally one reciting epics and associated with a particular oral tradition: our national bard, Robert Burns
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    • On a dozen axes of values, then, there is a deep congruity, much of it reflecting the influence of the archaic epic bard on the nineteenth-century novelist.
    • These two kinds of periodicity may coincide, as in carefully end-stopped lines, or in the formulae chosen over centuries by the bards of oral traditions.
    • From 1808 to 1834 Moore continued to add to his Irish Melodies, which established him as the national bard of Ireland.
  • 1.1 (the Bard or the Bard of Avon) Shakespeare.
  • 1.2 (Bard) The winner of a prize for Welsh verse at an Eisteddfod: he was admitted as a Bard at the National Eisteddfod
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    • The Crowning of the Bard is one of the most important events in an eisteddfod
    • Eisteddfod literally means a sitting (eistedd = to sit), perhaps a reference to the hand-carved chair traditionally awarded to the best poet in the ceremony 'The Crowning of the Bard'.
    • Today the term 'bard' in Wales means the victor at an eisteddfod, whether in poetry or music.

Derivatives

bardic

adjective
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  • An Arthurian element surfaces in later genres of literature such as stories or apologues in bardic verse, ballads and oral tales, and even genealogies.
  • The most famous early bardic poets, Taliesin and Aneirin, wrote epic poems about Welsh events and legends around the seventh century.
  • The bardic elements ring clear in the early work of both poets and became an essential part of whatever either moved on into.

Origin

Middle English: from Scottish Gaelic bàrd, Irish bard, Welsh bardd, of Celtic origin. In Scotland in the 16th century it was a derogatory term for an itinerant musician, but was later romanticized by Sir Walter Scott.

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There are 2 definitions of bard in English:

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noun

  • A rasher of fat bacon placed on meat or game before roasting.

verb

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  • Cover (meat or game) with rashers of fat bacon: the venison was barded and marinated
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    • To bard meat, you cover the meat with a thin layer of fat or fatty bacon and secure with butcher’s string.
    • Pork or other fat can be used to bard meat.
    • To bard meat, simply lay strips of fat over the surface, or use kitchen string to tie on the fat.

Origin

early 18th century: from French barde, a transferred sense of barde 'armour for the breast and flanks of a warhorse', based on Arabic barḏa'a 'saddlecloth, padded saddle'.

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