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also scald  (skôld, skäld)
A medieval Scandinavian poet, especially one writing in the Viking age.

[Old Norse skāld; see sekw- in Indo-European roots.]

skald′ic adj.


(skɔːld) or


1. (Music, other) (in ancient Scandinavia) a bard or minstrel
2. (Historical Terms) (in ancient Scandinavia) a bard or minstrel
[from Old Norse, of unknown origin]
ˈskaldic, ˈscaldic adj


or scald

(skɔld, skɑld)

an ancient Scandinavian poet.
[1755–65; < Old Norse skāld poet]
skald′ic, adj.
skald′ship, n.
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Skaldic poetry forms one of two main groupings of Old Norse poetry, the other being the anonymous Eddic poetry.
The 25 papers are divided into topics that include memory in practice, mnemonic aids, literary strategies, forgetting, and constructing the past, with studies on such subjects as Skaldic poetry, crusader accounts from 12th-century Iberia, landscape as a form of memory construction in Petrarch's Latin works, and memory as proof in trials by the Inquisition in 14th-century France.
40) The inclusion of this vast amount of skaldic poetry is obviously indebted to the principle of amplification.
Specialists in skaldic poetry within such disciplines as English and other Germanic language and literature, and Medieval studies set out the Old Norse verses followed by modern Icelandic and English prose translations, and provide notes and commentary.