Beowulf lines 480b and 531a: beore druncen again

Hough, C. (2004) Beowulf lines 480b and 531a: beore druncen again. Neophilologus, 88(2), pp. 303-305. (doi:10.1023/B:NEOP.0000016457.73471.83)

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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

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hough, Professor Carole
Authors: Hough, C.
Subjects:P Language and Literature > PE English
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > English Language and Linguistics
Journal Name:Neophilologus
Published Online:26 October 2004

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