/ (ˈɡɔːsɛð) /

  1. (in Wales) the bardic institution associated with the eisteddfod, esp a meeting of bards and druids held daily before the eisteddfod

Origin of Gorsedd

from Welsh, literally: throne

Words Nearby Gorsedd

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How to use Gorsedd in a sentence

  • With the ceremony of the Gorsedd on the opening day Dafydd Dafis's spellbound and uplifted hours began.

    Mushroom Town | Oliver Onions
  • In Cathays Park there is also a “Gorsedd” or bardic circle of huge monoliths erected in connexion with the eisteddfod of 1899.

  • The Gorsedd was held in the open air, at the windy corner of a street, and the morning was not favourable to open-air solemnities.

    Celtic Literature | Matthew Arnold
  • First we went to the Gorsedd, or preliminary congress for conferring the degree of bard.

    Celtic Literature | Matthew Arnold
  • Its chairing of the bards is an ancient ceremony; its Gorsedd of bards is probably modern.

    A Short History of Wales | Owen M. Edwards