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

  • Anglo-Saxon theologian and historian whose major work, Ecclesiastical History of the English Nation (731), written in Latin, remains an important source of ancient English history. He introduced the method of dating events from the birth of Jesus.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In English mining, a peculiar kind of pickax.
  • noun An obsolete form of bead.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Mining) A kind of pickax.
  • transitive verb obsolete To pray; also, to offer; to proffer.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) English monk and scholar (672-735)

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