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 <i>druncen</i> in <i>Beowulf</i> has suggested that it may refer to intoxication rather than to mild conviviality. This is supported by the collocation with OE <i>bēor</i>, which designates a much more potent drink than PDE beer. The phrase <i>bēore druncen</i> 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 & Humanities > School of Critical Studies > English Language and Linguistics
Journal Name:Neophilologus
Published Online:26 October 2004

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