Beowulf

noun
Be·​o·​wulf | \ ˈbā-ə-ˌwu̇lf How to pronounce Beowulf (audio) \

Definition of Beowulf

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

Other Words from Beowulf

Beowulfian \ ˌbā-​ə-​ˈwu̇l-​fē-​ən How to pronounce Beowulfian (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of Beowulf

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Beowulf.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Beowulf. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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