How Do You Spell BEDE?

Correct spelling for the English word "bede" is [b_ˈiː_d], [bˈiːd], [bˈiːd]] (IPA phonetic alphabet).

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Definition of BEDE

  1. The greatest figure in ancient English literature; was born near Monkwearmouth, Durham, about 673; died in the monastery of Jarrow, May 26, 735. Left an orphan at the age of six, he was educated in the Benedictine Abbey at Monkwearmouth and entered the monastery of Jarrow, where he was ordained priest in his thirtieth year. His industry was enormous. "First", says Green, "among English scholars, first among English theologians, first among English historians, it is in the monk of Jarrow that English literature strikes its roots. In the six hundred scholars who gathered around him for instruction he is the father of our national education". Bede wrote homilies, lives of saints, hymns, epigrams, works on grammar and chronology, and the great "Ecclesiastical History of England" in five books, gleaned from native chronicles and oral tradition. This was translated from Latin into Anglo-Saxon by King Alfred. The first editions were issued from Strassburg in the 15th century.

Common Misspellings for BEDE

Below is the list of 318 misspellings for the word "bede".

Usage Examples for BEDE

  1. For this we have the authority of Bede. - "The Old English Herbals" by Eleanour Sinclair Rohde
  2. As a Bede, he was bound not to be over- polite to a Garsider; but he thinks a good deal more of you than he did, and so do most of us- all through Murrell. - "The Hero of Garside School" by J. Harwood Panting
  3. Bede was the first historian who arranged his materials according to the years from the Incarnation. - "Anglo-Saxon Literature" by John Earle
  4. In this grave are the bones of Venerable Bede. - "Our Catholic Heritage in English Literature of Pre-Conquest Days" by Emily Hickey
  5. If he will accept the conditions, they give him their confidence, and he may then treat to his greater honor, and not at all to his disadvantage, of such experiences, such relations of men and women as George Eliot treats in 'Adam Bede, ' in 'Daniel Deronda, ' in 'Romola, ' in almost all her books; such as Hawthorne treats in 'The Scarlet Letter; ' such as Dickens treats in 'David Copperfield; ' such as Thackeray treats in 'Pendennis, ' and glances at in every one of his fictions; such as most of the masters of English fiction have at same time treated more or less openly. - "Literature and Life" by William Dean Howells