Beowulf terms

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manscaða

wicked ravager

gearwost wisse

he most clearly discerned

recede

hall

onbraed þa bealohydig

pulled them open intending destruction

ða he gebolgen was

he was so enraged

recedes muþan

the hall doors

eode

advancing

eagum

eyes

ligge gelicost

most like a flame

magorinca

young warriors

gedaelde

to sever

atol aglaeca

the terrible fierce assailant

fraetwa

precious things

madma

treasures

folcstede

people's place

sinc

treasure

AElmightiga

the Almighty

frumsceaft

creation

folde

earth

Caines cynne

Cain's kind

Scyppend

Creator

þritig þegna

thirty thanes

wic

dwelling place

gifstol

throne

haergtraef

heathen temple

wigweorþung

honouring of idols

maere

renowned

leodgebyrga

protector of people

wudu

ship

wiggetawa

war equipment

waepna ne recceð

does not care for weapons

Dryhtnes dome

God's judgement

laf

heirloom

flitan

compete

wlenco

pride

merefixa

sea-fish

meredeor

sea-beast

medoful

mead cup

seleful

hall-cup

ellen

deed of courage

eorlic

heroic

wilna

desirable things

maerþo

fame

secge ofersittan

forgo his sword

wig ofer waepen

battle without weapon

weold widerferhð

rules forever

heardran

stronger

tobrecan

shatter

tolucan

destory

guðbill

war-sword

gretan

touch

forsworen

renounced

feorseoc

mortally wounded

gilphlaeden

filled with eloquent speech

spel

tale

ana geneðde

ventured on alone

hild

prowess in war

lemman

oppress

Alwealda

Ruler of all

symle

feast

weorod

company

geomor

mournful

beloren

deprived

byre

sons

gyldan

repay

side

widely

sincgestreon

rich treasure

wyrd

fate

cuþon

knew

wif

woman

folme

hand

ellorgaestas

alien beings

earmsceapen

wretched creatures

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