Grendel

noun
Gren·​del | \ ˈgren-dᵊl How to pronounce Grendel (audio) \

Definition of Grendel

: a monstrous man-eating descendant of Cain slain by Beowulf in the Old English poem Beowulf

First Known Use of Grendel

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Grendel

Old English

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“Grendel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Grendel. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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