Bēowulf

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Bēowulf

Bēowulf wæs geanwyrde bēon þæt ānne micelne lēoþ inne Englisc āwrit. Hit wæs writen mid Englisc, mid Westan-Saxon lǣdan, and ǣwielmen mid sprǣc betwēonan þæt nēah 7 hundred gēara AD and ǣror 9 hundred gēara AD. Þone ǣwielm nōtere wæs uncūþ, ac hit wæs æfterwriten fram twēgen nōtera, þā wǣron gelīcian Crīstne, and ābīdan swā ānga ānne bōc geboren æt 10 hundred gēara AD, habbe fram þǣm Bryttiscan Muse. Þæt lēoþ is 3182 līna lang, gebrocen intō fruma and 43 læppan, and ātellan Germanisc cālendcwide.

Bēowulf, der echter, se ealdor, wæs Gēatisc æðeling. Þā of þāra pliht Hrōðgār þone Deniscan cyning hē gefracg, þā hwā fērde tō helpenne. Bēowulf nīðplegen and ofslagen þā nīðig wuhte Grendel and Grendles mōdor, tō ǣrgōd lāstword and lean. Hie þǣræfter gēanhwurf cȳþþu tō weorðenne Gēatena cyning æftanweard, wyrd þā deaþ his fæderes. Hīe regolian 50 winter, and swealt ofslagen gram wyrm þæt ābrocen his land. Hīe wæs giermane fram his nēodfrēond Wiglaf.

References[adihtan]

  • Blair, Peter Hunter. An Introduction to Anglo-Saxon England, 3rd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.
  • Chickering, Howell D. Beowulf - A Dual-language Edition. New York: Anchor Books, 2006.
  • Mitchell, Bruce and Fred C. Robinson. A Guide to Old English, 6th ed. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2001.
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