skald definition by Webster's New World
any of the ancient Scandinavian poets, specif. of the Viking period
Origin: Old Norse skāld: see scold
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- skaldic adjective
skald definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A medieval Scandinavian poet, especially one writing in the Viking age.
Origin: Old Norse skāld; see sekw-3 in Indo-European roots.
- skaldˈic adjective