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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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The Kin's artefacts, crammed in a relatively small upstairs room at the Whitechapel, make for a rather claustrophobic experience, though the artefacts even in their names create a mysterious world: the Kinlog, the Bok Scamel, the Skald, the Kist; the Kistbearer's tabard.
O Rhine-fire's goddess, This wretched trickle Of Kvasir's mead, [poetry] (The last it may be) Thy skald now poureth; Still praying pardon For fainting heart And tongue grown feeble, Since nought he helpeth Nor holpen is he.
The term skald, meaning 'poet', is generally used for poets who composed at the courts of Scandinavian and Icelandic leaders during the Viking Age and Middle Ages.
The Skald and the Goddess: Reading 'The Bear Came Over the Mountain' by Alice Munro".
The story tells that a little snake, the spirit and the embodiment of good luck for the sword, was crawling out beneath the sword guard (The Saga of Cormac the Skald, Chapter 9).
Nordstrom, 1784) 335; "sa manga stora handelser innefattar aret 1783 och lika sa manga amnen des skald uti et qvade.
uit die stofdie see die skald se handevuurvoet tracks en die verstuite trein van wat verlange 2001) en ook in Prevot van der Merwe se 'die hemel help ons' (Boerejive 1990).
She is a regular contributor to literary journals and in 1994 launched the poetry magazine and pamphlet series, Skald, of which she remains a co-editor.