- the monster killed by Beowulf.
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Examples from the Web for grendel
Cain (gen. Caines, 107): descended from him are Grendel and his kin, 107, 1262 ff.
He lends his sword, Hrunting, to Bewulf for his battle with Grendel's mother, 1456 f.
Grendel now, monster cruel, be mine to quell in single battle!Beowulf
The hideous creature of the night was the mother of Grendel, as all knew well.A Book of Myths
Of the grip of that Grendel 'neath the great roof upbuilded.The Tale of Beowulf
- (in Old English legend) a man-eating monster defeated by the hero Beowulf
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