noun Scandinavian Mythology.
Origin of Balder
verb (used without object)
Origin of bald
Examples from the Web for balder
Nanna, Balder's wife, is the ensample of constancy; her name is maiden.The Classic Myths in English Literature and in Art (2nd ed.) (1911)|Charles Mills Gayley
IN all the city of Asgard there was no god so beautiful or so dearly loved as Balder.Stories from Northern Myths|Emilie Kip Baker
Had the man survived, Balder might still have doubted; being dead, doubts were but cowardly sophistry.
Ah, Balder Helwyse, you lazy impostor, you are pining for Egyptian flesh-pots!
But we cannot attempt to keep abreast of Balder's deductions.
Word Origin for bald
c.1300, ballede, probably, with Middle English -ede adjectival suffix + Celtic bal "white patch, blaze" especially on the head of a horse or other animal (from PIE root *bhel- (1) "to shine, flash, gleam;" see bleach (v.)). Cf., from the same root, Sanskrit bhalam "brightness, forehead," Greek phalos "white," Latin fulcia "coot" (so called for the white patch on its head), Albanian bale "forehead." But connection with ball (n.1), on notion of "smooth, round" also has been suggested. Bald eagle first attested 1680s; so called for its white head.