Gorsedd noun

  1. (in Wales) the bardic institution associated with the eisteddfod, esp a meeting of bards and druids held daily before the eisteddfod

Word Origin for Gorsedd from Welsh, literally: throne Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Examples from the Web for gorsedd Historical Examples of gorsedd

  • And from the top of the Gorsedd they looked and listened for the dogs.

    The Mabinogion

    Lady Charlotte Guest

  • And then he went to the Gorsedd of Narberth, taking the mouse with him.

    The Mabinogion

    Lady Charlotte Guest

  • Its chairing of the bards is an ancient ceremony; its gorsedd of bards is probably modern.

    A Short History of Wales

    Owen M. Edwards

  • With the ceremony of the Gorsedd on the opening day Dafydd Dafis’s spellbound and uplifted hours began.

    Mushroom Town

    Oliver Onions

  • In Cathays Park there is also a “gorsedd” or bardic circle of huge monoliths erected in connexion with the eisteddfod of 1899.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 3


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