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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • Anglo-Saxon abbot noted as the author of works in Old English, such as Catholic Homilies and Lives of the Saints, as well as a Latin grammar.

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Examples

  • Maybe we think that Aelfric is a great author because he was able to draw effectively upon both traditions in his writing.

    Aelfric vs. Wordsworth

  • The search by scholars for poetic elements in Aelfric's oeuvre has bordered on the obsessive at times, and a large part of the appeal of Aelfric seems to be the way he straddles the boundary between poetry and prose.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • The search by scholars for poetic elements in Aelfric's oeuvre has bordered on the obsessive at times, and a large part of the appeal of Aelfric seems to be the way he straddles the boundary between poetry and prose.

    Aelfric vs. Wordsworth

  • And that person would, of course, need to know Latin, while Aelfric is presumably writing for those who could not read Latin, chapter titles notwithstanding.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • Maybe we think that Aelfric is a great author because he was able to draw effectively upon both traditions in his writing.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • The authors move in different directions across this line, of course -- Aelfric is incorporating the rhythm and, to some degree, the vocabulary of poetry into essentially prose works, while Wordsworth is employing, again to some degree, the language of prose into self-consciously poetic works.

    Aelfric vs. Wordsworth

  • The authors move in different directions across this line, of course -- Aelfric is incorporating the rhythm and, to some degree, the vocabulary of poetry into essentially prose works, while Wordsworth is employing, again to some degree, the language of prose into self-consciously poetic works.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • And that person would, of course, need to know Latin, while Aelfric is presumably writing for those who could not read Latin, chapter titles notwithstanding.

    Little-known literature: Aelfric's

  • Kathleen Herbert says that the information in Bosworth and Toller comes from Bede’s treatise On the Reckoning of Time, and from later English scholars who commented on it such as Aelfric and Bryhtferth Herbert 1994.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • Kathleen Herbert says that the information in Bosworth and Toller comes from Bede’s treatise On the Reckoning of Time, and from later English scholars who commented on it such as Aelfric and Bryhtferth Herbert 1994.

    Litha (July) and Trilithi: the early English calendar

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