mere-strǣt, f.n: sea (sea-street). (MEH-ruh-STRAT / ˈmɛ-rə-ˌstræːt)

Christ calms the waves in the Codex Egberti. Reichenau Abbey (modern day Germany), late 10th century. Stadtbibliothek Trier, Ms. 24, f. 24r. []

4 thoughts on “mere-strǣt

  1. The fish are very distinctive, they look like John Dory, aka St. Pierre fish; they have a big spot on the side which is supposedly St. Peter’s thumbprint when he blessed them. Only thing is, they are a saltwater fish and St Peter was, we assume, a freshwater lake fisherman, but such details have never bothered anyone! I wonder if it’s a confusion of the two stories, unless that’s St Peter blessing them.

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    • I just googled them and they do look quite similar–very interesting! I wonder why they are in the sky rather than the water. Is that just a miraculous side effect of the blessing?


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