Etymology
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scop (n.)

"poet, minstrel, professional reciter of poetry," Old English scop, cognate with Old High German scoph "poetry, sport, jest," Old Norse skop "railing, mockery" from Proto-Germanic *skub-, *skuf- (source also of Old High German scoph "fiction, sport, jest, derision"), from PIE *skeubh- "to shove" (see shove (v.)). 

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