Beowulf /ˈbeɪəwʊlf/

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I. an Old English epic poem celebrating the legendary Scandinavian hero Beowulf.
Generally dated to the 8th century, the poem was the first major poem in a European vernacular language and is the only complete Germanic epic that survives. It describes Beowulf’s killing of the water monster Grendel and its mother and his death in combat with a dragon, and includes both pagan and Christian elements.

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