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Back in November, George Walkden published a paper on the Old English word hwæt and how it is used in in Old English poetry, most famously in the opening lines of Beowulf: Hwæt! We Gar-Dena in geardagum, þeodcyninga þrym gefrunon, hu ða æþelingas ellen fremedon. My previous post summarizing Walkden’s article is here. But in a nutshell, Walkden says that instead of translating hwæt as an independent interjection “Listen!” “Lo!”

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