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makar

[mah-ker] /ˈmɑ kər/
noun, Chiefly Scot.
1.
a poet or writer.
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makar

/ˈmækər/
noun
1.
(Scot) a creative artist, esp a poet
Word Origin
a Scot variant of maker
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any of the Scottish courtly poets who flourished from about 1425 to 1550. The best known are Robert Henryson, William Dunbar, Gavin Douglas, and Sir David Lyndsay; the group is sometimes expanded to include James I of Scotland and Harry the Minstrel, or Blind Harry.

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