One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in ancient Scandinavia) a composer and reciter of poems honouring heroes and their deeds.
- ‘His skald, Thorkell, wrote a telling lamentation for his dead master, which given the foolishness of his actions does not seem truly deserved.’
- ‘The skald recited to us a little bit of poetry about the man's right hand.’
From Old Norse skáld, of unknown origin.
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