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bard 1

 (bärd)
n.
1. One of an ancient Celtic order of minstrel poets who composed and recited verses celebrating the legendary exploits of chieftains and heroes.
2. A poet, especially a lyric poet.

[Middle English, from Irish and Scottish Gaelic bard and from Welsh bardd; see gwerə- in Indo-European roots.]

bard′ic adj.

bard 2

also barde  (bärd)
n.
A piece of armor used to protect or ornament a horse.
tr.v. bard·ed, bard·ing, bards
1. To equip (a horse) with bards.
2. To cover (meat) in thin pieces of bacon or fat to preserve moisture during cooking.

[Middle English barde, from Old French, from Old Italian barda, from Arabic barda'a, packsaddle, from Persian pardah; see purdah.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bardic - being a bard or relating to a bard's poetrybardic - being a bard or relating to a bard's poetry; "bardic poetry"
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bardic

adj poetry etcbardisch
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Largely self-educated, Evans showed an early talent for poetry in the Welsh bardic tradition.
It was the home of Ellis Humphrey Evans, bardic name Hedd Wyn, who won the chair at the 1917 National Eisteddfod five weeks after his death during the Battle of Passchendaele in Flanders.
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The rods were discovered in the killing fields of Flanders near to where the poet Hedd Wyn - the bardic name of Ellis Humphrey Evans, who famously won the 1917 National Eisteddfod chair posthumously - was mortally wounded.
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