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


Learn More about skald


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up skald? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

Get Word of the Day daily email!