Skald

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Skald See 5th Scald.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n skald Same as scald.
    • n skald See scald.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Skald one of the ancient Scandinavian poets
    • n Skald =Scald, a poet.
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Usage

In literature:

Odd the Needy-Skald, Kormak's kinsman, had the charge of their horse on the day.
"Grettir The Strong" by Unknown
Guthorm was a great skald, and had once composed a song both about the father and the son, for which they had offered him a reward.
"Heimskringla" by Snorri Sturlason
And in heathen fashion he was buried, and besung by Eyvind and the Skalds, though himself a zealously Christian king.
"Early Kings of Norway" by Thomas Carlyle
For Jon, who lacked much, had this gift: he had a skald's tongue.
"Eric Brighteyes" by H. Rider Haggard
Well, Valhalla holds no braver man than Olaf the Skald.
"The Wanderer's Necklace" by H. Rider Haggard
Skald: a Scandinavian minstrel who composed and sang or recited verses in celebration of famous deeds, heroes, and events.
"Selections From American Poetry" by Various
SKALD, an old Scandinavian poet, a reciter or singer of poems in praise of the Norse warriors and their deeds.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
But suddenly the harps struck up, and the skalds poured forth their songs in honor of the dead thane.
"Young Folks Treasury, Volume 2 (of 12)" by Various
At the same time sing some stave to please Hrut, for I know thou art a skald.
"The story of Burnt Njal" by Anonymous
If this were Vinland, it was greater than saga told or skald sang.
"Days of the Discoverers" by L. Lamprey
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In poetry:

And that was Olaf Trygvason,
Fast the land seemed locked at first,
All of his youthful, kingly longings
Doomed on the cliffs to burst,—
Until a skald discovered
Shining domes in the cloud-mists, that hovered.
"Landfall" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson