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scop

[skop] /skɒp/
noun
1.
an Old English bard or poet.
Origin of scop
900
before 900; learned borrowing (19th century) of Old English scop; cognate with Old Norse skop mocking, Old High German skof derision
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scop

/skɒp/
noun
1.
(in Anglo-Saxon England) a bard or minstrel
Word Origin
Old English: related to Old Norse skop, skaup, Old High German scof, scopf poem
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Word Origin and History for scop
n.

"poet, minstrel," Old English scop, cognate with Old High German scoph "poetry, sport, jest," Old Norse skop "railing, mockery" (see scoff (v.)).

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