Definition of skald in English:
(In ancient Scandinavia) a composer and reciter of poems honouring heroes and their deeds.
- 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.
- Example sentences
- The Old Norse examples are the most important and the most elaborate, especially in skaldic verse.
From Old Norse skáld, of unknown origin.
Definition of skald in:
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