Origin of bard1
OTHER WORDS FROM bardbardic, adjectivebardish, bardlike, adjectivebardship, noun
Other definitions for bard (2 of 2)
Origin of bard2
How to use bard in a sentence
Of the oldest bardic poetry very little has as yet been published, and less translated.Ancient Irish Poetry|Various
As early as 1762 the first bardic translations appeared, and Deniss work came out in 1768.Laurence Sterne in Germany|Harvey Waterman Thayer
With the steady advance of the English power after 1600 it was only natural that the school of bardic poets should decline.
They had to carry, written only in their heads, an immense body of bardic and religious legendary history and philosophy.
He marks too the transition, as we pointed out, from the old bardic tradition in Irish poetry.
British Dictionary definitions for bard (1 of 3)
- (formerly) one of an ancient Celtic order of poets who recited verses about the exploits, often legendary, of their tribes
- (in modern times) a poet who wins a verse competition at a Welsh eisteddfod