scop

[skop]

Origin of scop

before 900; learned borrowing (19th century) of Old English scop; cognate with Old Norse skop mocking, Old High German skof derision
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British Dictionary definitions for scops

scop

noun
  1. (in Anglo-Saxon England) a bard or minstrel

Word Origin for scop

Old English: related to Old Norse skop, skaup, Old High German scof, scopf poem
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Word Origin and History for scops

scop

n.

"poet, minstrel," Old English scop, cognate with Old High German scoph "poetry, sport, jest," Old Norse skop "railing, mockery" (see scoff (v.)).

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