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See also: bárd and Bård

EnglishEdit

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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

(15th c.) from Scottish Gaelic bard, Irish bard, from Proto-Celtic *bardos (bard, poet), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷerH- (praise). Cognate with Latin grātus (grateful, pleasant, delightful), Sanskrit गृणाति (gṛṇāti, calls, praises), Old Church Slavonic жрьти (žrĭti, to sacrifice).

NounEdit

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bard (plural bards)

  1. A professional poet and singer, as among the ancient Celts, whose occupation was to compose and sing verses in honor of the heroic achievements of princes and brave men.
    • 1924: ARISTOTLE. Metaphysics. Translated by W. D. Ross. Nashotah, Wisconsin, USA: The Classical Library, 2001. Available at: <http://www.classicallibrary.org/aristotle/metaphysics/>. Book 1, Part 2.
      But the divine power cannot be jealous (nay, according to the proverb, 'bards tell a lie'),
  2. (by extension) A poet.
    the bard of Avon
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Etymology 2Edit

From French barde. English since the late 15th century.

NounEdit

bard (plural bards)

  1. A piece of defensive (or, sometimes, ornamental) armor for a horse's neck, breast, and flanks; a barb. (Often in the plural.)
  2. Defensive armor formerly worn by a man at arms.
  3. (cooking) A thin slice of fat bacon used to cover any meat or game.
  4. The exterior covering of the trunk and branches of a tree; the rind.
  5. Specifically, Peruvian bark.
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VerbEdit

bard (third-person singular simple present bards, present participle barding, simple past and past participle barded)

  1. To cover a horse in defensive armor.
    • 1786, Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, page 29:
      The defensive armor with which the horses of the ancient knights or men at arms were covered, or, to use the language of the time, barded, consisted of the following pieces made either of metal or jacked leather, the Chamfron, Chamfrein or Shaffron, the Criniere or Main Facre, the Poitrenal, Poitral or Breast Plate, and the Croupiere or Buttock Piece.
  2. (cooking) To cover (meat or game) with a thin slice of fat bacon.

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IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish bard, from Proto-Celtic *bardos.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bard m (genitive baird, nominative plural baird)

  1. bard
  2. poet

DeclensionEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bard bhard mbard
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

MalteseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic بارد (bārid).

AdjectiveEdit

bard

  1. cold

ManxEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish bard, from Proto-Celtic *bardo-s.

NounEdit

bard m (genitive ?, plural bardyn)

  1. bard
  2. poet

MutationEdit

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bard vard mard
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic *bardos.

NounEdit

bard m

  1. bard
  2. poet

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DescendantsEdit