Bard

   An oral historian, political critic, eulogizer and entertainer for the ancient Celtic people. They were highly trained as a poet, composer, singer and harpist. Poems used by the bards were passed on orally. They were most active in medieval and post medieval Ireland and Wales. Some bards roamed the countryside, while others stayed in residence at a wealthy home. In Wales, many bards were nobles, but the art gradually died as the English outlawed them as causing political unrest. Some texts of their poetry still exist, but almost no music remains. Other cultures have similar musicians, including: Gusan of Armenia, Guslari of Yugoslavia and Aoidos of Homeric Greece. See Bran and Cruit.

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  • bard — bard …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • bard — [ bar ] n. m. • beart 1239; baiart fin XIIe; o. controversée, p. ê. de l a. fr. baer, beer, bayer ou a. fr. bail « poutre » ♦ Grande civière à claire voie pour le transport à bras des fardeaux. « Des femmes passèrent dans la cour avec un bard d… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • bard — bard·ic; bard·ie; bard·ing; bard·let; bard·ol·a·ter; bard·ol·a·try; bard·ship; bom·bard·ment; gab·bard; guim·bard; hub·bard; lan·go·bard; lib·bard; lom·bard·esque; lon·go·bard; scab·bard·less; bard; bom·bard; lom·bard; scab·bard; bard·ling;… …   English syllables

  • Bard — steht für: Orte: Bard (Loire), Gemeinde im französischen Département Loire Bard (Aostatal), Gemeinde in der italienischen Region Aostatal Bard le Régulier, Gemeinde im französischen Département Côte d Or Bard lès Époisses, Gemeinde im… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • bard — BARD, barzi, s.m. (La vechii celţi) Poet care compunea şi recita cântece războinice şi religioase. ♦ p. gener. Poet. – Din fr. barde, lat. bardus. Trimis de valeriu, 03.04.2003. Sursa: DEX 98  BARD s. v. poet. Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa …   Dicționar Român

  • Bard — (b[aum]rd), n. [Of Celtic origin; cf. W. bardd, Arm. barz, Ir. & Gael. bard, and F. barde.] 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bard II —  / Bard    The great grandson of Bard the Bowman.    The son of Brand and heir to the Lordship of Dale. His father was slain in the Battle of Dale, and Bard was forced back to Erebor, where he was besieged with his ally Thorin III for seven days …   J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth glossary

  • bard — ► NOUN 1) archaic or literary a poet, traditionally one reciting epics. 2) (the Bard) Shakespeare. 3) (Bard) the winner of a prize for Welsh verse at an Eisteddfod. DERIVATIVES bardic adjective. ORIGIN …   English terms dictionary

  • bard — bard1 [bärd] n. [Gael & Ir: see GRACE] 1. an ancient Celtic poet and singer of epic poems, who accompanied himself on the harp 2. any of various other national minstrels or epic poets 3. a poet bardic adj. bard2 [bärd] n. [ …   English World dictionary

  • Bard — Bard, Barde Barde (b[aum]rd), n. [F. barde, of doubtful origin.] [1913 Webster] 1. A piece of defensive (or, sometimes, ornamental) armor for a horse s neck, breast, and flanks; a barb. [Often in the pl.] [1913 Webster] 2. pl. Defensive armor… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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