skald

noun \ˈskȯld, ˈskäld\
variants: or

\ˈskȯld, ˈskäld\

Definition of skald

  1. :  an ancient Scandinavian poet; broadly :  bard

skaldic

play \ˈskȯl-dik, ˈskäl-\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of skald

Old Norse skāld


First Known Use: 1780


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