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Glossary of english beowulf

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foundling
a child found deserted
torques
necklaces of twisted metal
anathema
a person or thing that has been cursed or sonsgned to damnation
wassail
a drinking party, revelry
parley
to discuss terms, especially with an enemy
rabid
unreasonable furious, raging
thane
a man who held land for the king and gave military service in return
interlopers
those who thrust themselves into the affairs of others
mongering
causing, trafficing
formidable
hard to overcome, to be dreaded
lament
sorrow and mourn for
brook
endure, tolerate
pinioned
bound the arms of
mizzle
drizzle in fine drops
mettle
courage, to be ready and anxious to do one's best
bourne
realm, domain
bane
ruin, harm, curse
baleful
very evil, harmful
canny
shrewed and cautious
ignominious
shameful, disgraceful

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