skald

or scald

[ skawld, skahld ]
/ skɔld, skɑld /

noun

one of the ancient Scandinavian poets.

Origin of skald

First recorded in 1755–65, skald is from the Old Norse word skāld poet

Related forms

skald·ic, adjectiveskald·ship, noun
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skald

scald

/ (skɔːld) /

noun

(in ancient Scandinavia) a bard or minstrel

Derived Forms

skaldic or scaldic, adjective

Word Origin for skald

from Old Norse, of unknown origin
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