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Beowulf

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noun Be·o·wulf \ˈbā-ə-ˌwu̇lf\

Definition of Beowulf

  1. :  a legendary Geatish warrior and hero of the Old English poem Beowulf

Beowulfian

play \ˌbā-ə-ˈwu̇l-fē-ən\ adjective


Before 12th Century

First Known Use of beowulf

before 12th century


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