ag-lǣca

ag-lǣca, m.n: hostile fighter, fierce combatant. There aren’t any good word-for-word translations. Often translators use “monster” but there is no word in Old English that means simply “monster”, and ag-lǣca can refer to (human) heroes as well as monsters. Grendel is an ag-lǣca but so is Beowulf.

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