Definitions

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  • n. A community of bards, usually Welsh, but can also refer to the Breton and Cornish communities.

Etymologies

From Welsh ‘throne’. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • We have the biggest stone ever to come out of the quarry on the island in the middle of our pond - and the gorsedd circle we built in 2003 all came from the quarry.

    Bowen and Sons of Cefn Coch

  • When the whole order is assembled, the chief of bards ascends the _gorsedd_, and from his laurel and flower-bedecked chair opens the session, by repeating aloud the mottoes of the order, viz.: "_Y gwir yn erbyn y byd_, _yn ngwyneb haul a llygad goleuni_," or

    The Poetry of Wales

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  • beer and bread See board

    January 27, 2008

  • But I'm not bearded, just birdie.

    *checks chin to be sure*

    January 27, 2008

  • Could have been worse if they'd admitted you and then kicked you out. Then you'd have been a debarred bearded bard. And if you were reesetee, you'd've been a debarred bearded bird bard.

    January 26, 2008

  • I encountered a gorsedd once, in a benighted cwm. I applied to join them, but the bored bard board barred me. I shouldn't have bared my beard.

    January 26, 2008

  • How could a board of bards get bored? They're bards!

    January 26, 2008

  • Not many around these days, so it's no horde. Just a bored bard board.

    January 25, 2008

  • So it's a board of bards?

    January 25, 2008

  • A gorsedd (plural gorseddau), is a community of bards. The word means "throne" in Welsh. It is occasionally spelled gorseth (especially in Cornwall), or Goursez in Brittany

    January 25, 2008