American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A medieval Scandinavian poet, especially one writing in the Viking age.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. See 5th scald.
- From Old Norse skald. (Wiktionary)
- Old Norse skāld; see sekw-3 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“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”
“I'm discovering that I like Danilaw a lot -- he's got the ability to extemporize political speeches like a trained skald and he's also pretty funny.”
“Aelfhere seems to be a scop, called skald, in this story, singing the tale of Beowulf for his grandson.”
“He flicked an ear but reared up again, striking relentlessly at the skald.”
“From the other side of the byre she watched in queasy horror as the dun horse savaged the skald.”
“The skald managed to twist out of the way and take a few running steps, but Rune chased after him, his teeth clacking like iron on iron.”
“In a deepened voice the skald meted out the familiar words with restraint, skillfully creating a sense of mystery once again.”
“With that resolve in mind, she set her jaw and, giving the skald her iciest glare, moved past him.”
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