faroþ, n.n: sea edge, shallow water along the coast. (FAH-roth / ˈfa-rɔθ)

St Cuthbert praying to God to change the winds beside the river Tyne; two monks at the monastery of Tynemouth praying for the safety of those blown away in a gale, from Chapter 3 of Bede’s prose Life of St Cuthbert, England (Durham), 4th quarter of the 12th century, Yates Thompson MS 26, ff. 10v-11r. From A Menagerie of Miracles: The Illustrated Life of St Cuthbert on the British Library Medieval Manuscripts blog.

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