Geat

noun
\ ˈgēt How to pronounce Geat (audio) , ˈgā-ət, Old English ˈyaət How to pronounce Geat (audio) \

Definition of Geat

: a member of a Scandinavian people of southern Sweden to which the legendary hero Beowulf belonged

Other Words from Geat

Geatish \ ˈgē-​tish How to pronounce Geatish (audio) , ˈgā-​ , Old English  ˈyaə-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of Geat

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Geat

Old English Gēat

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“Geat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Geat. Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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