skald

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse skald. Doublet of scold.

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skald (plural skalds)

  1. (historical) A Nordic poet of the Viking Age.
    • 1820, Walter Scott, chapter I, in Ivanhoe; a Romance. [], volume III, Edinburgh: [] Archibald Constable and Co.; London: Hurst, Robinson, and Co. [], →OCLC, page 28:
      The fire was spreading rapidly through all parts of the castle, when Ulrica, who had first kindled it, appeared on a turret, in the guise of one of the ancient furies, yelling forth a war-song, such as was of yore chaunted on the field of battle by the scalds of the yet heathen Saxons.
    • 1913, Henry Bedford-Jones, Flamehair the Skald: A Tale of the Days of Hardrede: passim:
    • 2010, Myra Gross, Archie Gunn, The Star of Valhalla, Wildside Press, →ISBN, page 335:
      Command Egil the Skald to stand forth and stir our viking blood with his songs of thee.

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse skald.

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skald n (genitive singular skalds, plural skald or skøld)

  1. poet, composer

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Declension of skald
n3 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative skald skaldið skald skaldini
accusative skald skaldið skald skaldini
dative skaldi skaldinum skaldum skaldunum
genitive skalds skaldsins skalda skaldanna
Declension of skald
n5 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative skald skaldið skøld skøldini
accusative skald skaldið skøld skøldini
dative skaldi skaldinum skøldum skøldunum
genitive skalds skaldsins skalda skaldanna

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Old Norse skald, skáld.

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skald m (definite singular skalden, indefinite plural skaldar, definite plural skaldane)

  1. (historical) a skald

References[edit]

  • “skald” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.
  • “skald”, in Norsk Ordbok: ordbok over det norske folkemålet og det nynorske skriftmålet, Oslo: Samlaget, 1950-2016

Old Norse[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Uncertain, but possibly from Proto-Germanic *skeldaną,[1] from Proto-Indo-European *skeldʰ-.[1] Compare German schelten and Dutch schelden.

Noun[edit]

skald n

  1. poet, skald

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Kroonen, Guus (2013), “*skelda-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 439

Polish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Old Norse skald.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /skalt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -alt
  • Syllabification: skald

Noun[edit]

skald m pers

  1. (historical) skald (Nordic poet)
    Hypernyms: poeta, śpiewak

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Further reading[edit]

  • skald in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse skald.

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Noun[edit]

skȁld m (Cyrillic spelling ска̏лд) or skȃld m (Cyrillic spelling ска̑лд)

  1. skald

Slovak[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Derived from Old Norse skald.

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skald m anim (genitive singular skalda, nominative plural skaldi, skaldovia, declension pattern of chlap)

  1. skald

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References[edit]

  • skald”, in Slovníkový portál Jazykovedného ústavu Ľ. Štúra SAV [Dictionary portal of the Ľ. Štúr Institute of Linguistics, Slovak Academy of Science] (in Slovak), https://slovnik.juls.savba.sk, 2024

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Old Norse skald. The inherited form would be *skåll.

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skald c

  1. (historical) skald
  2. (higher register) poet
    Synonym: poet
    • 1897 December 7, August Strindberg, edited by Torsten Eklund, August Strindbergs brev. 12. December 1896–augusti 1898 (letter), Till Emil Kléen, page 231:
      Skalden, hvilken har journalismen som näringsfång borde medan han är jemförelsevis ung göra en studieresa till Europens hufvudstad, Paris; t.ex. under pretext studera journalism och telegrambyråkratism.
      The poet, who has journalism as a livelihood, while he is comparatively young, should make a study trip to the capital of Europe, Paris; for example under the pretext of studying journalism and telegram bureaucracy.

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Declension of skald 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative skald skalden skalder skalderna
Genitive skalds skaldens skalders skaldernas

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