Definition of skald in English:

skald

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Pronunciation: /skɔːld
 
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(also scald)

noun

historical
(In ancient Scandinavia) a composer and reciter of poems honouring heroes and their deeds.
More example sentences
  • The skald recited to us a little bit of poetry about the man's right hand.
  • His skald, Thorkell, wrote a telling lamentation for his dead master, which given the foolishness of his actions does not seem truly deserved.

Origin

from Old Norse skáld, of unknown origin.

Derivatives

skaldic

adjective
More example sentences
  • The Old Norse examples are the most important and the most elaborate, especially in skaldic verse.

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