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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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.
It used to be called Beowulf Crescent but the name was changed years ago, in common with many other streets in York.
Aelfred, Bede, and Beowulf are thoroughly covered, sprinkled yeastily throughout the text.
By the seventh century, scribes had written down Anglo-Saxon Chronicles and the oral epic poem, Beowulf.
Compared to Beowulf, we are told that Hermod was treacherous, exiled along with the Jutes.
We may note the menseful way in which Beowulf acts as regent for the deceased king's young sons.

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