makar

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mak·ar

 (mä′kər, mā′-)
n. Chiefly Scots
A poet.

[Middle English, variant of maker, maker, poet.]
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makar

(ˈmækər)
n
(Poetry) Scot a creative artist, esp a poet
[a Scot variant of maker]
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He has been traditionally identified with the Blind Harry named among others in William Dunbar's The Lament for the Makaris ("poets") and with a "Blin Hary" who is listed from time to time as having received a few shillings from the royal bounty in the treasurer's accounts (1490-92).