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We took Beowulf, the epic poem in Old English, and put it right together with John Gardner's contemporary retelling. If you bring it into today, we really feel that it has something very fresh to say now.
Julie Taymor

Meaning of "Beowulf" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF BEOWULF

Beowulf  [ˈbeɪəˌwʊlf] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BEOWULF

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Beowulf is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES BEOWULF MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Beowulf

Beowulf

Beowulf is the conventional title of an Old English epic poem consisting of 3182 alliterative long lines, set in Scandinavia, commonly cited as one of the most important works of Anglo-Saxon literature to the fact that it is the oldest surviving epic poem of Old English and also the earliest vernacular English literature. The full poem survives in the manuscript known as the Nowell Codex, located in the British Library. Written in England, its composition by an anonymous Anglo-Saxon poet is dated between the 8th and the early 11th century. In 1731, the manuscript was badly damaged by a fire that swept through Ashburnham House in London that had a collection of medieval manuscripts assembled by Sir Robert Bruce Cotton. The poem's existence for its first seven centuries or so made no impression on writers and scholars, and besides a brief mention in a 1705 catalogue by Humfrey Wanley it was not studied until the end of the 18th century, and not published in its entirety until Johan Bülow funded the 1815 Latin translation, prepared by the Icelandic-Danish scholar Grímur Jónsson Thorkelin.

Definition of Beowulf in the English dictionary

The definition of Beowulf in the dictionary is an anonymous Old English epic poem in alliterative verse, believed to have been composed in the 8th century a.d.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BEOWULF


aardwolf
ˈɑːdˌwʊlf
Cynewulf
ˈkɪnˌwʊlf
Ethelwulf
ˈɛθəlˌwʊlf
Fenriswolf
ˈfɛnrɪsˌwʊlf
Kynewulf
ˈkɪnəˌwʊlf
she-wolf
ˈʃiːˌwʊlf
strandwolf
ˈstrændˌwʊlf
warwolf
ˈwɔːˌwʊlf
werewolf
ˈwɪəˌwʊlf
wolf
wʊlf
Wolfe
wʊlf
Woolf
wʊlf

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BEOWULF

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Beqaa

WORDS THAT END LIKE BEOWULF

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Synonyms and antonyms of Beowulf in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Beowulf» into 25 languages

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The translations of Beowulf from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Beowulf» in English.

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贝奥武夫
1,325 millions of speakers

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Beowulf
570 millions of speakers

English

Beowulf
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बियोवुल्फ़
380 millions of speakers
ar

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بيوولف
280 millions of speakers

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Беовульф
278 millions of speakers

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Beowulf
270 millions of speakers

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Beowulf
260 millions of speakers

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Beowulf
220 millions of speakers

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Beowulf
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Beowulf
180 millions of speakers

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ベオウルフ
130 millions of speakers

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베오 울프
85 millions of speakers

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Beowulf
85 millions of speakers
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Beowulf
80 millions of speakers

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பியோவல்ஃப்
75 millions of speakers

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बियोवुल्फ
75 millions of speakers

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Beowulf
70 millions of speakers

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Beowulf
65 millions of speakers

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Beowulf
50 millions of speakers

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Беовульф
40 millions of speakers

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Beowulf
30 millions of speakers
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Beowulf
15 millions of speakers
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Beowulf
14 millions of speakers
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Beowulf
10 millions of speakers
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Beowulf
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Beowulf

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3 QUOTES WITH «BEOWULF»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Beowulf.
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Karl Rove
But, look, Washington is a town that creates myths for its own existence and its own amusement, and I was a subject of myth, sort of like Grendel in Beowulf - you know, not seen very often but often talked about.
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Julie Taymor
We took Beowulf, the epic poem in Old English, and put it right together with John Gardner's contemporary retelling. If you bring it into today, we really feel that it has something very fresh to say now.
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A. N. Wilson
Nearly all monster stories depend for their success on Jack killing the Giant, Beowulf or St. George slaying the Dragon, Harry Potter triumphing over the basilisk. That is their inner grammar, and the whole shape of the story leads towards it.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BEOWULF»

Discover the use of Beowulf in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Beowulf and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Beowulf
It is not hard to draw parallels between this story and the history of the twentieth century, nor can Heaney's Beowulf fail to be read partly in the light of his Northern Irish upbringing.
Seamus Heaney, 2009
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Beowulf
A version of the legend of Beowulf chronicles the epic struggle of the hero against the sinister monster, Grendel
Albert W. Haley, 1978
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Beowulf: Revised Edition
A new version of the legend of Beowulf chronicles the epic struggle of the hero against the sinister monster, Grendel
Michael Swanton, 1997
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Beowulf
A retelling in graphic novel format of Britain's oldest epic brings to life the warrior named Beowulf who defeated the ogre Grendel, Grendel's mother, and the dragon that threatened his kingdom.
Chris Ryall, Gabriel Rodriguez, Mark A. Nelson, 2007
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Beowulf
A lively, in-depth discussion of BEOWULF. Students are taken on an exciting journey of discovery through every scene or chapter. Also included are unique text notes, ideas for term papers, notes on the author's life as well as a glossary.
Lewis Warsh, Michael Spring, 1984
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Beowulf
Brilliantly reimagined by acclaimed, award-winning author Caitlín R. Kiernan, based on the screenplay by #1 New York Times bestseller Neil Gaiman and Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Roger Avary, it is the tale of a noble liege and a ...
Caitlin R. Kiernan, Neil Gaiman, 2009
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Beowulf: A New Telling
But who will guard the great hall he has built, where so many men have lost their lives to the monster while keeping watch? Only one man dares to stand up to Grendel's fury --Beowulf. From the Paperback edition.
Robert Nye, 2012
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Beowulf
Our goal is to have accessible editions simultaneously released with publishers new books so that all readers can have access to the books they want to read - today. To find more books in your format visit www.readhowyouwant.com
Anonymous, 2008
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Beowulf
The classic story of Beowulf, hero and dragon-slayer, appears here in a new translation accompanied by genealogical charts, historical summaries, and a glossary of proper names.
Roy Liuzza, 1999
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Beowulf
Francis B. Gummere's translation of "Beowulf." [Reprinted in facsimile from the 1910 edition.]
‎2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BEOWULF»

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HAND TO GOD Audience Member Attempts to Charge Cell Phone …
The design team for Hand to God includes scenic design by Beowulf Boritt, costumes by Sydney Maresca, lighting byJason Lyons, sound by Jill ... «Broadway World, Jul 15»
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Myth and folklore-based TV shows that could replace Atlantis
With ITV having nabbed Beowulf already, where else might the BBC look for inspiration for their next teatime serial? And what new twists (like ... «Den Of Geek, Jul 15»
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ITV's Adam Crozier to Deliver Mipcom Media Mastermind Keynote
Coinciding with the launch of “Beowulf” and “Jekyll & Hyde,” Crozier's keynote conversation will also take in ITV studios' growing fiction content ... «Variety, Jul 15»
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Misty Copleand to make her Broadway debut in On The Town at the …
It features choreography by Joshua Bergasse, scenic design by Beowulf Boritt, lighting design by Jason Lyons, costume design by Jess ... «New York Theatre Guide, Jul 15»
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Putting on the Shaun the Sheep show
Mr Lord designed one of the Bristol sculptures, Beowulf tribute "Baa-wulf": "Most of them have got a terrible pun, that's the essential part of the ... «BBC News, Jul 15»
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Best-sellers from Watermark Books and Eighth Day Books (July 5)
Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary” by J.R.R. Tolkien. 9. “Lebanese Blonde: A Novel” by Joseph Geha. 10. “Shop Class as Soulcraft: An ... «Wichita Eagle, Jul 15»
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Appalachian Trail thru-hikers are heading for our hills ROB BURBANK
Text and design is by Jeremy "Beowulf" Day, who has worked as an AMC hut crew member and winter caretaker, and who thru-hiked the A.T. in ... «The Union Leader, Jul 15»
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Big Friendly Giant on Bamburgh beach
Filming Beowulf on Bamburgh beach. Picture by Jane Coltman. It is scheduled to be released on July 1, 2016. Entertainment One will release ... «Northumberland Gazette, Jul 15»
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Skullgirls Developer Announces New Action RPG, Indivisible & New …
Beowulf on the other hand is pretty cool looking as a very strength based character that many fans might enjoy. Beowulf is currently available ... «Attack of the Fanboy, Jul 15»
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Ancient verse of Beowulf
A contemporary version of the epic tale, combining table-top and shadow puppetry, live music and poetry, is coming to Eastbourne on Monday. «Eastbourne Herald, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Beowulf [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/beowulf>. Sep 2019 ».
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