The language that the book Beowulf is written in is an example of Old English.
- the Low German language of the Anglo-Saxons, comprising West Saxon, the major literary dialect, and the Kentish, Northumbrian, and Mercian dialects: it was spoken in England from c. 450 to c. 1100
- black letter
- The English language from the middle of the 5th to the beginning of the 12th century. Also called Anglo-Saxon.
- Printing See black letter.
- Middle English
- Modern English