minstrel: Definition of Bardic

mn13189 at WCUVAX1.WCU.EDU mn13189 at WCUVAX1.WCU.EDU
Thu Apr 24 08:37:57 PDT 1997

On Wed, 23 Apr 1997, Heather Rose Jones wrote:

> The usual word for poet --
> which can apply both to professional bards and to "amateur" (in the
> technical sense) poets is "prydydd", which literally means
> "maker/composer".
> Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn

Interesting.  The 15th century big-name Scottish poets (called by modern
scholars the Chaucerians) referred to themselves as the "makers" rather
than as poets or composers.
A fitting title, I think.

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