Gren·​del ˈgren-dᵊl How to pronounce Grendel (audio)
: a monstrous man-eating descendant of Cain slain by Beowulf in the Old English poem Beowulf

Word History


Old English

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Grendel was before the 12th century

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“Grendel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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