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Bede

 (bēd) also Bae·da or Be·da (bē′də) Known as "the Venerable Bede." 673?-735.
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.
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Bede

(biːd)
n
(Biography) Saint, known as the Venerable Bede. ?673–735 ad, English monk, scholar, historian, and theologian, noted for his Latin Ecclesiastical History of the English People (731). Feast day: May 27 or 25. Latin name: Baeda
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Bede

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also Baeda



n.
Saint ( “the Venerable Bede” ), A.D. 673?–735, English monk, historian, and theologian.
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Noun1.Bede - (Roman Catholic Church) English monk and scholar (672-735)Bede - (Roman Catholic Church) English monk and scholar (672-735)
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Bede

[biːd] NBeda
the Venerable Bedeel venerable Beda
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References in classic literature ?
This boy we know as Bede, and when he was seven years old his friends gave him into the keeping of the Abbot of Wearmouth.
There is almost as little to tell of Bede's life as of Caedmon's.
Once, when Bede was still a boy, a fearful plague swept the land, "killing and destroying a great multitude of men." In the monastery of Jarrow all who could read, or preach, or sing were killed by it.
So the years passed on until, when Bede was thirty years of age, he became a priest.
Bede wrote many books, but it is by his Ecclesiastical History
In his tall stalwartness Adam Bede was a Saxon, and justified his name; but the jet-black hair, made the more noticeable by its contrast with the light paper cap, and the keen glance of the dark eyes that shone from under strongly marked, prominent and mobile eyebrows, indicated a mixture of Celtic blood.
"We'll hang up th' door at fur end o' th' shop an' write on't 'Seth Bede, the Methody, his work.' Here, Jim, lend's hould o' th' red pot."
But I don' know what Parson Irwine 'ull say at his gran' favright Adam Bede a-turnin' Methody."
But it isna religion as was i' fault there; it was Seth Bede, as was allays a wool-gathering chap, and religion hasna cured him, the more's the pity."
That was the day when 'Adam Bede' was a new book, and in this I had my first knowledge of that great intellect for which I had no passion, indeed, but always the deepest respect, the highest honor; and which has from time to time profoundly influenced me by its ethics.
It shares whatever error there is in its perspective with that of Hawthorne, whose 'Marble Faun' was a new book at the same time that 'Adam Bede' was new, and whose books now came into my life and gave it their tinge.
Ballads, 'Beowulf,' Caedmon, Bede (Latin prose), Cynewulf.