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Recent work on the term druncen in Beowulf has suggested that it may refer to intoxication rather than to mild conviviality. This is supported by the collocation with OE bēor, which designates a much more potent drink than PDE beer. The phrase bēore druncen should therefore not be translated 'drunk with beer' but 'drunk with alcohol' or 'intoxicated with strong dr
|Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:||Hough, Professor Carole|
|Subjects:||P Language and Literature > PE English|
|College/School:||College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > English Language and Linguistics|
|Published Online:||26 October 2004|