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Grendel

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noun Gren·del \ˈgren-dəl\

Definition of Grendel

  1. :  a monstrous man-eating descendant of Cain slain by Beowulf in the Old English poem Beowulf



Origin of grendel

Old English


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with grendel


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