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[kad-muh n]
  1. fl. a.d. c670, Anglo-Saxon religious poet.
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Examples from the Web for caedmon

Historical Examples of 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

    Ernest Weekley

  • 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

    Constance Stoney

  • Caedmon, England's earliest poet, was watching his herd when the call came to sing.

    Oriental Women

    Edward Bagby Pollard

British Dictionary definitions for caedmon


  1. 7th century ad, Anglo-Saxon poet and monk, the earliest English poet whose name survives
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