Beowulf Definition

An anonymous Old English epic poem believed to have been composed in the early eighth century, principally concerning the exploits of the warrior Beowulf and containing historical and legendary tales about the Geats, Danes, and other older Germanic peoples.
American Heritage
Hero of the Old English folk epic of that name, an Anglian poem probably composed during the first half of the 8th cent. a.d.
Webster's New World
The legendary hero of this epic, who slays the monster Grendel and its mother, becomes king of the Geats, and dies fighting a dragon.
American Heritage
(poetic) An Anglo-Saxon personal name, usually with reference to the hero of an Old English epic poem, or to the poem itself.

Origin of Beowulf

  • Old English Beowulf.

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