Bard refers to a professional poet, storyteller, singer, often composing songs of the exploits and heroics of heroes and kings, etc. It comes from Proto-Celtic *bardos (bard, poet) via PIE *gʷerH– (to express approval; praise). Bard is also a surname with several possible origins, including as an occupational name for a bard or perhaps, in some cases, originating as a nickname for someone who liked to spin a good tale.
Bard also refers to an ornamental piece of armor for a horse. In this case, the word comes from Old French barde via Arabic barda from a Persian origin, which ultimately derives from a PIE root word.
Meaning: a bard refers to a poet, storyteller; also a word referring to a piece of armor for a horse
Usage: English, Scottish, Irish