- fl. a.d. c670, Anglo-Saxon religious poet.
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Examples from the Web for caedmon
On the head of the cross are inscribed the words, “Caedmon made me.”English Villages
P. H. Ditchfield
Cadman represents Caedmon, the name of the poet-monk of Whitby.The Romance of Names
Caedmon refers to this jet, and at a later date it was used for rosary beads by the monks of Whitby Abbey.
Caedmon entered "cum omnibus suis," which is generally taken to mean that his whole family were received with him.Early Double Monasteries
Caedmon, England's earliest poet, was watching his herd when the call came to sing.Oriental Women
Edward Bagby Pollard
- 7th century ad, Anglo-Saxon poet and monk, the earliest English poet whose name survives
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