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skald

or scald

[ skawld, skahld ]
/ skɔld, skɑld /
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noun

one of the ancient Scandinavian poets.

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Origin of skald

First recorded in 1755–65, skald is from the Old Norse word skāld poet
skaldic, adjectiveskaldship, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for skald

skald

scald

/ (skɔːld) /

noun

(in ancient Scandinavia) a bard or minstrel
skaldic or scaldic, adjective
from Old Norse, of unknown origin
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