The Evidence for Maran, the Anglo-Saxon ‘Nightmares’

  title={The Evidence for Maran, the Anglo-Saxon ‘Nightmares’},
  author={Alaric Hall},
  • A. Hall
  • Published 5 February 2007
  • Linguistics
  • Neophilologus
This article examines the Old English word mære, the etymon of nightmare, and its variants. I address a number of questions arising from our basic Old English data in order to underpin future efforts to interpret the Old English material. Four main issues are tackled. Firstly, the existence of a strong noun mær as well as the weak mære (§2). Secondly, the source and significance of the unique lemma in the gloss incuba:mære,satyrus. This was almost certainly a glossed text of Isidore’s… 
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