cnyttan, wk.v: to tie, bind, knit. (“k-nut-tahn”)
Ic cnytte (“itch k-nut-teh”) means I knit.
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cran, m/f.n: a crane. (“kran”)
Marginal crane in Psalter. Netherlands (probably Utrecht), c. 1290. Pierpont Morgan Library, MS M.34, fol. 83r. [ica.themorgan.org]
tredan, str.v: to tread, tread down, trample upon (lit. and fig.); to tread upon, step upon, walk upon. (“treh-dahn”)
hrægel, n.n: garment, dress, robe, clothing. (“hra-yell”)
Philosophy Presenting the Seven Liberal Arts to Boethius (detail), miniature in a French manuscript of The Consolation of Philosophy attributed to the Coëtivy Master, about 1460–70. J. Paul Getty Museum. [blogs.getty.edu]
drepan, str.v: to strike (mortally); to kill. (“dreh-pahn”)
bals-minte, f.n: balsam-mint, spear-mint, water-mint. (“balls-meen-teh”)
bǣde-wēg, n.n: a cup. (“bad-eh-way”)
Pēne, pl.n: the Carthaginians. (“pay-neh”)
The meeting of Aeneas and the Carthaginian queen Dido from Virgil’s Aeneid (and-for some reason-lots of dogs!). University of Edinburgh Centre for Research Collections, MS 195. France, 15th century. Image from Allie Newman’s tumblr [book-historia.tumblr.com].
fǣr-spryng, m.n: a sudden pustule, ulcer of a rash. (“far-sprung”)
pynca, m.n: a point. (“pun-kah”)