Wield - To handle effectively

Hewed - To cut with blows with a heavy cutting instrument

Hilt - The handle of a sword or dagger

Foes - An enemy at war

Heirloom - Anything inherited from the life of an ancestor; an article handed down from generation to generation

Strife - the action of striving together; a condition of antagonism or discord; dispute

Earl - A man of noble rank

Lineage - Lineal descent from an ancestor

Hrunting - An ancient sword that belongs to Unferth. It is lent to Beowulf to fight Grendel's mother

Hubris - pride