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Definition of "skald" []

  • A medieval Scandinavian poet, especially one writing in the Viking age. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "skald" in a sentence
  • "This led to problems since Durand is really a rather clueless young man and needed the infodumps almost as badly as the reader – so Keck introduces Heremund the Skald a skald is a medieval Scandinavian bard or minstrel – I had to look it up."
  • "Which was the sort of issue that led me to 'skald'...."
  • "Tradition maintains that a band of these rovers discovered America centuries before Columbus.] [Footnote 2: A skald was a Norse poet who celebrated in song the deeds of warriors.] [Footnote 3: A saga is an ancient Scandinavian legend or tradition, relating mythical or historical events.] "Take heed, that in thy verse"