Be·​o·​wulf ˈbā-ə-ˌwu̇lf How to pronounce Beowulf (audio)
: a legendary Geatish warrior and hero of the Old English poem Beowulf
Beowulfian adjective

Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Beowulf was before the 12th century

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“Beowulf.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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