Beowulf



(italics) an English alliterative epic poem, probably written in the early 8th century a.d.
the hero of this poem.
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Historical Examples

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noun
an anonymous Old English epic poem in alliterative verse, believed to have been composed in the 8th century a.d
Beowulf [(bay-uh-woolf)]

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