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Grendel

[gren-dl]
noun English and Scandinavian Mythology.
  1. the monster killed by Beowulf.
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Examples from the Web for grendel

Historical Examples

  • He lends his sword, Hrunting, to Bewulf for his battle with Grendel's mother, 1456 f.

    Beowulf

    Unknown

  • Cain (gen. Caines, 107): descended from him are Grendel and his kin, 107, 1262 ff.

    Beowulf

    Unknown

  • Grendel now, monster cruel, be mine to quell in single battle!

    Beowulf

    Anonymous

  • The hideous creature of the night was the mother of Grendel, as all knew well.

  • Of the grip of that Grendel 'neath the great roof upbuilded.


British Dictionary definitions for grendel

Grendel

noun
  1. (in Old English legend) a man-eating monster defeated by the hero Beowulf
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