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.
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    • 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.

Derivatives

skaldic

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

Origin

from Old Norse skáld, of unknown origin.

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