What does Beowulf mean?

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Proper noun
  1. (poetic) An Anglo-Saxon personal name, usually with reference to the hero of an Old English epic poem, or to the poem itself.
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As a final gesture of revenge, Beowulf finds Grendel's body and decapitates him.
The two-man chorus is lent an alliterative, Anglo-Saxon form reminiscent of Heaney's Beowulf.
And let's face it, it's cooler to be a latter-day Beowulf than a burger-flipper.
It used to be called Beowulf Crescent but the name was changed years ago, in common with many other streets in York.
Seamus Heaney is one of the United Kingdom's most respected poets and Beowulf stands as one of the greatest epic poems in English literature.
With the absence of humility, yet his important role in society and his ideals of chivalry, Beowulf was the definition of a hero in his own time.

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