hēafod-hrægel, n.n: a bolster or pillow. (HAY-ah-vod-HRAE-yull / ˈheːa-vɔd-ˌhræ-jəl)

Joseph adjusts Mary’s pillow in this 13th-century English psalter. British Library, Royal 1 D. x, f. 1v. [britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk]

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