gleeman

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Etymology[edit]

Old English glīġman, glēoman, corresponding to glee + man.

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gleeman (plural gleemen)

  1. (historical) A professional singer, bard, or other entertainer.
    • 1948 (revised 1952), Robert Graves, The White Goddess, Faber & Faber 1999, p. 17:
      The ancient Celts carefully distinguished the poet, who was originally a priest and judge as well and whose person was sacrosanct, from the mere gleeman.

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