- an Old English bard or poet.
Origin of scop
Examples from the Web for scops
Historical Examples of scops
The owl I know least is a little Scops owl, kept alone in the insect-house.
Very different is the cry of the little scops owl (Scops giu).Glimpses of Indian Birds
"But she is innocent as that bird in the air," screamed her lover, pointing to a scops owl which was sailing above the cypresses.A House-Party
Dale, an English author, mentions another example of the utility of the Scops.Reptiles and Birds
The scops is a small owl with aigrettes or "horns," the wood-owl is a large bird without aigrettes.A Bird Calendar for Northern India
- (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.)).