- an Old English bard or poet.
Origin of scop
Examples from the Web for scop
Historical Examples of scop
The reply is that the Old English scop may not have regarded it as a place-name.Beowulf
R. W. Chambers
The scop invented and the glee-man recited heroic legends and other tales to our Anglo-Saxon forefathers.A Bundle of Ballads
The "Scop" or Geeman's song, and others, exhibit similar instances of this confusion of personages and dates.On Some Ancient Battle-Fields in Lancashire
In "Deor" we have another picture of the Saxon scop, or minstrel, not in glad wandering, but in manly sorrow.English Literature
William J. Long
First the players pitch from the Hob to the Scop, and the one who gets nearest goes first.The Traditional Games of England, Scotland, and Ireland (Vol I of II)
Alice Bertha Gomme
- (in Anglo-Saxon England) a bard or minstrel
Word Origin for scop
"poet, minstrel," Old English scop, cognate with Old High German scoph "poetry, sport, jest," Old Norse skop "railing, mockery" (see scoff (v.)).