[kin-uh-woo lf]


flourished 9th century a.d., Anglo-Saxon poet.

Also Cynwulf. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of cynewulf

  • Not all the subjects are treated in the romantic manner of Cynewulf and his imitators.

  • This usage is in striking contrast with the practice of later poets like Cynewulf.


    R. W. Chambers

  • Many reconstructions of the life of Cynewulf have been undertaken.

  • For a good discussion of the Cynewulf question, see Strunk, Juliana, pp.

  • Cook thinks that it is not earlier than about 825 nor later than 937, and that it is possibly by Cynewulf.

British Dictionary definitions for cynewulf


Kynewulf Cynwulf (ˈkɪnˌwʊlf)


?8th century ad, Anglo-Saxon poet; author of Juliana, The Ascension, Elene, and The Fates of the Apostles
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