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Alliteration-
noun; occurrence of the same stress letter
Comitatus -
a body of companions; secret service (thanes); made of strong warriors that were loyal to the king
Eloquence-
noun; fluent or persuasive speaking or writing
Epic-
long poem, narrating a deed or adventures of legendary figures
Hermod-
enormously gifted but a moral idiot, destroyed his own life, prosperity of his own kingdom
Higlac-
king of the Geats; Beowulf’s uncle, brought up Beowulf’s
Hrunting-
Unferth’s most treasured sword that he gives to Beowulf to apologize
Indo-European-
noun; a family of languages, great language of most languages; does not include Japanese, Chinese, etc.
Interpolation-
verb; to put in or change a work of art, add in later that wasn’t in it before
Linguistics-
noun; scientific study of language
Mead hall-
a place where people eat drink, and celebrate victories
Scop-
the name for an old English poet or shaper of words
Thane-
a man who watches over the king’s safety and gets land after they work
Unferth-
one of Hrothgar’s thanes, that have a considerable reputation, but a dark side: kills his brother,
Welthow-
Hrothgar’s wife, addresses Beowulf, thanks him
Old English-
Anglo-Saxons use 600-1100 AD
Middle English-
English language from 1100-1500 AD
Modern English-
language from 1500-1700 AD, Late Modern from 1700+