gongel-wæfre

gongel-wæfre, f.n: ‘walking-weaver’, i.e. a spider. (GONG-gell-WAV-ruh / ˈgɔŋ-gɛl-ˌwæv-rə)

Medieval manuscript image of a six-legged spider.
Six-legged spider in Jacob van Maerlant’s Der Naturen Bloeme. Flanders, c. 1350. The Hague, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, KA 16, f. 130r. [commons.wikimedia.org]

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