Beowulf 28 Flashcards

Terms Definitions
whorled
swirly
sorrowful
sad
vicious
cruel
resolve
commitment
Edmund
940
peerless (129)
unrivaled
Naegling
Beowulf's sword
Trove
- treasure
Desolate
made uninhabitable
sentinel
A guard.
fen
boggy land
spawned
given birth to
a story teller
scop
taut
adj. stretched tight
mizzle
very light rain
valiant
boldly courageous, brave
Whit
the least bit
lair(noun)
den of wild animals
dismal
causing gloom or misery
witan
a giver of advice
renege
to go back on
raiment
noun. clothing; apparel; attire.
herot
battle tower of hrothgar
insidious
stealthily treacherous or deceitful:
malignant
an evil nature or influence
retainers
a follower or servant (Noun)
Anathema
Something disliked or loathed
Syn: execration
Origin: Greek
hack
one who forfeits proffesional integrity in exchange for money or reward
ossified
rigid inflexible in habits or attitudes
sustained
strengthened in spirit or courage; kept up; maintained
Modern English
Macbeth 1500-present
Early 1500-1700 SHAKESPEARE
Late 1700-present ANYTHING NOW
afflictor
One who causes pain or distress
litote
A(n) ______________ is a literary device in which an understatement is expressed by negating its opposite.
setting
time and place of a narrative
Who was King of the Danes?
Hrothgar
runic
Viking alphabet is the ________ alphabet
infallible
unable to fail or be wrong
plundering
the act of stealing valuable things from a place
badlands
an eroded and barren region in southwestern South Dakota and northwestern Nebraska
destitute
Utterly lacking, or free from. Or extremely poor; lacking necessities like food and shelter.
linguistics
the humanistic study of language and literature
affliction
a force that oppresses or causes suffering
Reavers
take forcibly and deprive someone, one who steals
cain
eldest son of adam, murderer of abel
incantation
Ritual recitation of verbal charms or spells to produce a magic effect, chant; invocation; prayer
Stealthy
Marked by or acting with quiet, caution
assonance
the repetition of vowel sounds in unrhymed, stressed syllables (for example, “batter these ramparts”)
Wyrd
in relation to the english word weird. it refers to the past, or that which has become
shepherd
a herder of sheep (on an open range)
two words used in place of a noun
kenning
mail shirt
flexible body armor made of metal links
pyre
n. A heap of combustibles arranged for burning a dead body.
Heremond
King used as a negative example when talking about Beowulf, wasn't a good fighter or leader
scabbard
a sheath for a sword or the like.
wergild
a fine paid to the relatives of a murdered person to free the offender from further obligations or punishment
portent
a warning of coming evil; evil omen or sign
what does wergild imply
you killed my friend, pay me
Linden Shield
a shield made from the wood of a linden tree
brooded
to mope and worry for a long time over something
Where does Grendel's mother take Beowulf?
took him to someone's battle hall where there was no water
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