hēafod-gim

hēafod-gim, m.n: jewel of the head, i.e. the eye. (HAY-ah-vod-YIM / ˈheːa-vɔd-ˌjɪm)

Illustration from a medical miscellany that includes the ‘book of Macharias on the eye called Salaracer or secret of secrets’; British Library, MS Sloane 981 (fol. 68r). England; last quarter of the 14th or first quarter of the 15th century.

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